Lot 35 | 29 May 2022



LOT 35


B. Melaka, 1937 – 2011

Village by the Lake, 2002

Signed and dated “Jehan Chan ‘02” on lower left

Mixed media on rice paper laid on board

72.5 x 96.5 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 4,000 – RM 7,000

Jehan Chan was born in 1937 in Melaka. The late artist was an outstanding watercolourist and achieved fame for it. He reflected the best of his tutelage in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA, Singapore), under the personal supervision of the great Cheong Soo Pieng. In this particular ink and watercolour on rice paper painting, Jehan depicted a beautiful and arresting mountainscape and its surrounding land which instantaneously exudes a certain sense of calmness to the viewer. Instead of the usual mix of cool tones, Jehan incorporated an earthy and warm palette that blends seamlessly. It evokes nostalgia and one can get lost in this painting for a long time.