1 April 2001
CESAR BUENVENTURA (The Philippines 1919-1983)
signed and dated 'Buenaventura, 1954' (lower right)
oil on canvas
15 x 19 in. (39 x 49 cm.)
In original, handmade frame with silvered metal presentation plaque reading: Compliments of Lieutenant General & Mrs. Manuel F. Cabal, Philippines, 1960
Brigadier General Manuel F. Cabal was among others, Commanding Officer of the 5th Infantry Division, Philippines Army from February 1954 to August 1955, under President Ramon Magsaysay (1953-57) during the early years of the First Republic (1946-72).
President Magsaysay was succeeded by President Carlos P. Garcia (1957-61), during whose term this painting was presented in 1960 by Lt. Gen. Cabal, possibly to a foreign diplomat.
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