Lot 12 | 28 August 2022




LOT 12


B. Sarawak, 1896 – 1962

Village Scene Along the River, 1953

Signed and dated “Mun Sen 1953” lower left

Watercolour on paper

37.5 x 55.5 cm

Private Collection, USA

RM 8,000 – RM 15,000

Yong’s artistic forte and heart were landscapes in watercolour. With Western impressionism, complemented by Chinese calligraphy aesthetics, Yong garnered aficionados from the US, Australia and the UK. It is also evident in his landscape paintings that Yong did not depict the details that made up a landscape, rather, through watercolour, he illustrated fluidity and a carefree rhythm. The‘VillageScene Along the River’ is an illustration of just that, taking viewers back to a time when the waters were pristine, busy fishermen on the wooden docks and on their boasts, and the villagers about their routine — evoking a feeling of nostalgia.