283
283
Mai Trung Thu
LES QUATRE MUSICIENNES (THE FOUR MUSICIANS)
Estimate
350,000420,000
LOT SOLD. 920,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
283
Mai Trung Thu
LES QUATRE MUSICIENNES (THE FOUR MUSICIANS)
Estimate
350,000420,000
LOT SOLD. 920,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Mai Trung Thu
1906-1980
LES QUATRE MUSICIENNES (THE FOUR MUSICIANS)

Signed in English, stamped with a seal of the artist and dated '78 in Chinese


Ink and gouache on silk laid on masonite board


55 by 120.5 cm.; 21 1/2 by 47 1/4 in.
This work is accompanied with the artist's original frame and bordure.
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Provenance

Mrs Maï Lan Phuong, the artist's daughter, France

Catalogue Note

Mai Trung Thu (1906-1980), one of the first graduates of the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts School of Hanoi, first developed his artistic pedigree via music, spending time as a student under the tutelage of a professional musician. After graduation, Mai Thu even performed in Paris with famous musicologist Tran Van Khe, where they were awarded the Special Record distinction for playing the Vietnamese monochord, the dan doc huyen.  These experiences of the sound were to later play an influential role in his life as a painter.

In this present work, Lot 283 Les Quatre Musiciennes (The Four Musicians), is a rare quadriptych piece that draws on Mai Thu's own personal artistic past. Displayed before us, four Vietnamese women playing different traditional instruments denoting love and romantic melodies. Another one of Mai Thu's thematic thread of women, children and music. 

Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Hong Kong