Charles

Oil on Canvas  76cm x 76cm

Charles was painted from a series of photographs provided by a friend who visited Rwanda and he was the leader and dominant silverback.  Although the dominant male there is a gentle look in his eyes in this portrait and a sense of vulnerability that is common with much of the wildlife of Africa.

Meaning “neighbourliness”, Umubano a family of 11 individuals: 1 Silverback; 1 Sub adult male; 3 Adult females and 6 Babies.Umubano were originally Amahoro members but broke off after the dominant silverback (Ubumwe) was challenged by Charles, now the leader of Umubano.

As Charles matured into a silverback of the same rank as Ubumwe, he could not stand being given orders and decided to stage a fight and challenge Ubumwe. The fight went on for weeks and then months. Finally, Charles managed to snatch from Ubumwe a few females and formed his own group; thus Umubano was formed. Since then, he has commanded respect and recognition from Ubumwe. They have observed, on various occasions, interactions between the two silverbacks, but no fighting has been seen since the great battle ended.

Also available as a Limited Edition Print

£895.00

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