Lot 63 | 29 May 2022



LOT 63


B. Philipines, 1922 – 1983

Bounty from the Sea, 1969

Signed and dated “Cesar Buenaventura 1969” on lower right

Oil on canvas

60 x 120 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 7,000 – RM 18,000

Cesar Buenaventura was a Filipino painter known throughout his home country for his vibrantly colourful and thickly painted depictions of landscapes and people of the Philippines. Buenaventura often depicted farmers plowing fields or fisherman coming back from the sea, focusing on quiet scenes of everyday domestic and agrarian life. This painting, entitled ‘Bounty from the Sea’ is evidence of Cesar’s hallmark in portraying fishermen handing over their bounty to the women at shore, ready with big wicker baskets to collect and sell them.