TAN THEAN SONG
B. Kedah, 1946
Signd and dated “Thean Song 69” on lower left
75.5 x 48.5 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Canada
Tan Thean Song works mainly in the batik medium, although he also paints in watercolours and Chinese ink. This 1961 work has a muted backdrop with the typical cracking-line technique. It shows a group of ladies clad in sarongs, carrying their purses in what seems to be a market. The setting illustrated is a market, surrounded by shophouses.