La Saint-Louisienne 47" x 65" Original Painting
'Lady from Saint-Louis'
This artwork depicts a Saint-Louisienne, a lady of the city of Saint-Louis du Sénégal, returning from the market and dressed in her best array. We also know them as Signare. The Saint-Louisiennes are famous for their bewitching beauty, and have seduced many men no matter where they came from!
Situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sahara Desert and the sub-Saharan bush, Saint-Louis du Sénégal is the oldest city built by French colonizers in West Africa (1659). The name Saint-Louis, 'Ndar' in Wolof, was given in honour of the King of France Louis IX. Its architectural and cultural heritage is such that Saint-Louis du Sénégal has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2000.
The term Signare is a francization of the Portuguese word Senhora (lady) and originally refers to African women who, living together with influential Europeans, acquire an economic role and a high social rank.
- Materials and oil on canvas
- 47 x 65.5 in (120 x 165 cm)
- This painting is unique
- Stretched and unframed. Shipped in a sturdy tube box
- Ship from Senegal
The Artisan behind...
Je suis Bara Ndaw, je suis né le 9 septembre 1956 à Rufisque au Sénégal. Je suis artiste, peintre et plasticien sous le nom de Dogo.