Lot 349
  • 349

Lee Man Fong

Estimate
1,000,000 - 2,000,000 HKD
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Description

  • Lee Man Fong
  • Doves
  • SIGNED LOWER RIGHT
  • OIL ON CANVAS
  • 85.5 BY 121 CM.; 33 1/2 BY 47 1/2 IN.

Condition

The painting is in good condition, with a clear and taut canvas. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals no indication of retouching. Paint layers are intact and stable.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Catalogue Note

"...[T]o become an artist one must first love and respect one's work. One must be honest in one's art, and beginners in painting should study from direct investigation of Nature, from meticulous investigation of Nature's myriad transformations to increase their powers of observation."

LEE MAN FONG CITED IN K.C. LOW AND HO KUNG-SHANG, THE OIL PAINTINGS OF LEE MAN FONG, ART BOOK CO., LTD, TAIWAN, 1984, P. 11.