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Cocoa Plantation

MO 63.429
Cocoa Plantation
Diaby Youssouf
Ivory Coast
Oil on canvas
Framed: 31 1/8" x 37 1/2"
Oil painting of two figures working on a plantation picking the fruit from the cocoa trees. Depicted on the right is a pathway leading to a group of huts in the background.
This painting was given to President Kennedy by the President of the Republic of the Ivory Coast, Félix Houphouët-Boigny on May 22, 1962. President Houphouët-Boigny may have chosen this painting to give to President Kennedy because 70% of the world's cocoa is produced in the region of the Ivory Coast of Africa. The subject matter of this painting typifies life for many of those who live in the Ivory Coast.
Félix Houphouët-Boigny, 1st President of Côte d'Ivoire (1960-1993)
  • JFKPOF-023-003
  • JFKPOF-038-026
  • JFKPOF-119-029
Donated to the United States
JFKSG-MO-1963-429