Lot 45 | Auction XXXVIII



Lot 45


B. China, 1913 – 1988

Offering, Bali, 1952

Signed and dated “M Fong 1952” with artist’s seal on lower right

Watercolour on paper

54 x 41 cm

Provenance Private Collection Singapore
Formerly in the Private Collection of A Distinguished Collector in Jakarta, Indonesia

RM 10,000 – RM 18,000

Lee Man Fong’s visit to Bali inspired a multitude of paintings which went on to gain recognition. Through this stunning piece, Lee captures the beauty of Bali and its culture, particularly the morning offerings carried out by the Balinese. Here, a lady is depicted in her traditional outfit, painted in vibrant, eye-catching colours tending to her offerings. At the verso of this work, Lee had sketched a Balinese woman to complement the piece.