Lot 78 | 3 October 2021



LOT 78


Malayan Village, 1960’s

Watercolour on paper

27 x 36 cm

Private Collection, USA

RM 1,000 – RM 2,500

Artist Cheng brings forth the Malayan Village, presumably executed en plein air, depicting a pre-independence point of time where a villager is seen on the foreground, clad with sarong and a white t-shirt, huddled under a big leaf against the rain and wading through the flood. Wooden houses on stilts and thatched roofs are encapsulated by coconut trees. The village is also portrayed to experience flooding. Light, grey hues were employed to characterise the gloomy sky, threatening more downfall.