Lot 42 | Auction XXXVI




LOT 42


B. Alor Setar, 1925 – 1977

Gunung Jerai (Kedah Peak), 1960s

Signed “A.B IBRAHIM” on lower left

Watercolour on paper

27 x 37 cm

Provenance Private Collection, UK

A.B Ibrahim excelled in creating and romanticising local landscapes only with the watercolour medium. It is a common, every day and modest scene carrying a quiet and tranquil mood that accompanies the atmosphere of villages. The artist creates a very nostalgic and sentimental mood, reminding one of days gone by or the feeling of missing home after having been away for a long time. His prowess in re-enacting mood and feeling as well as beautiful rustic landscapes on paper made him one of the most well-known artists in Kedah until this day. Seen here is a tranquil milieu of a junk sail amid smaller boats and a mountain rage as its backdrop.