Lot 48 | 12 July 2020



LOT 48


B. Vietnam

Portrait of a Young Girl, 1984

Signed “Lu Phuong” and dated 1984 with a Chinese seal on the upper right of the silk artwork

Watercolour on silk

48 x 34 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Singapore

RM 6,000 – RM 13,000

The Vietnamese painter Lu Phuong’s ‘Portrait of a Young Girl’ depicts a lady sewing at the corner of the room, a popular pastime activity back in the days. Though simple, this watercolour on silk artwork manifests Lu Phuong’s artistic expertise in illustrating human beings. With precise and elaborated details from her feet to her face and every strand and wave of her hair, Lu Phuong has breathed life into the young girl despite her appearing still in the framed up piece. When added to any room, the portrait sets a soothing and serene aura throughout.