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Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès Ni Pollock by the Fish Pond Executed in 1946
Estimate
180,000280,000
LOT SOLD. 300,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
419
Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès Ni Pollock by the Fish Pond Executed in 1946
Estimate
180,000280,000
LOT SOLD. 300,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong

Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès Ni Pollock by the Fish Pond Executed in 1946
1880 - 1958
Signed
Mixed media on paper
46.5 by 60.5 cm; 18 1/4  by 23 3/4  in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist in the late 1940s
Thence by descent
Private Collection, the Netherlands

Catalogue Note

In 1946, after the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, a Dutch mother and her young children settled in Denpasar on the mystical island of Bali. Shortly hereafter, she was reunited with her husband, a prisoner of war survivors who have just returned from a POW camp.

At the time, the family often visited the Belgian artist Adrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres and his beloved wife and muse Ni Pollock in their home in Sanur. Despite the fact that Le Mayeur was initially disinclined to part with his precious drawing, which he had intended to use as a study for an oil painting, he eventually sold it to them.

The present lot is a striking, quintessential work by the artist, who reveled in the beauty of his wife against the tranquil ambience of Bali. It features the artist’s most darling motifs, summoning a paradise housing young ladies so in tune with their natural milieu.

Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong