22 June 1999
Paul-Emile Bcat (1885-?)
Women waiting to cross the ferry
Femmes attendant pour passer le bac
signed, inscribed and dated lower right P-Emile Bcat (Oubangui)/1933, and inscribed with title on a label on the reverse
gouache and pastel on paper
37 x 48 cm
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