Lot 71 | Auction XXXVIIII



LOT 71


B. Sarawak, 1896 -1962

Crossing the River, Undated

Signed “Mun Sen” on lower left

Watercolour on paper

36 x 52.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Singapore
Illustrated on page 52 in the “777, Celebrating 7 Illustrious Years at KLAS” coffee table book published by KLAS in February 2019

RM 12,000 – RM 18,000

Yong’s artistic forte and heart were painting landscapes in watercolour. Yong’s conveyance grants viewers with an immaculate escape, a breath of fresh air or to remind people to break away from the bustling life. It is also evident in his landscape paintings that Yong did not depict the details that made up a landscape, rather, through watercolour, he illustrated fluidity and a carefree rhythm. The ‘Crossing the River’ is an illustration of just that, taking viewers back to a time when the waters were pristine, and villagers took sampan to cross the river to their destination – evoking a feeling of nostalgia.