Lot 11 | 27 November 2022



LOT 11


B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018

Boat Builder, 1985

Signed and dated Khalil Ibrahim 85 on lower middle

Pen on paper

38 x 50 cm

Private Collection, USA

RM 5,000 – 10,000

In the medium of watercolour, this painting depicts as its title implies, a boat builder in the midst of his work. With the appearance mimicking that of a sketch, the scene is clearly a beachscape, with coconut trees in the backdrop. At the foreground, a man armed with an axe is seen hacking away at wood, crafting the curvature of a boat. At his surroundings are planks of wood stacked up and strewn about, along with a canoe, suggesting works in progress.