Lot 16 | 27 November 2022




LOT 16


B. Sarawak, 1896 -1962

Crossing the River, 1944

Signed Mun Sen 1944 on lower right

Watercolour on paper

37 x 53 cm

Private Collection, United Kingdom

RM 6,000 -13,000

Yong’s artistic forte and heart were painting landscapes in watercolour. Yong’s conveyance grants viewers with an immaculate escape, a breath of fresh air or to remind people to break away from the bustling life. 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. ‘Crossing the River’ is an illustration of just that, taking viewers back to a time when the waters were pristine, and villagers took sampan to cross the river to their destination – evoking a feeling of nostalgia.