Lot 19 | Auction XXXVI




LOT 19


B. Philippines, 1940

Farmers with Cockerels

Signed on lower right

Oil on canvas

92 x 61 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Canada

Roger San Miguel is a Filipino artist born in 1940. When it comes to portraiture, San Miguel is considered among the best; he has done the portraits of three Filipino national artists, namely Elizalde Navarro, BenCab and Napoleon Abueva. His works resonate his mother’s advise – to learn about colours and their harmonious combinations of nature, from leaves to flowers. The farmers with cockerels painting are illustrated in the exact manner as its namesake suggests. Three farmers are depicted squatting and holding on to their cockerels. The colour palette used here is relatively muted, with occasional bold colours dressing the birds.