This delicate yet charming large silk painting, shows a loving maternal scene of the artist's wife breastfeeding her child, sitting on a hammock indoors. The hammock is particularly well rendered - the detailed ropes capturing the swing weight of the mother and child.
Nguyen Hoang Hoanh graduated from the Fine Arts School of Saigon in 1959, and won a Vietnamese Literary Art Prize in 1970. He served as a teacher at the school from 1970 to 1975 and was a painter who was specialized in painting Vietnamese women and cats. Nguyen Hoang Hoanh was also a student of the artist Le Van De (1906 -1966) who painted an oil work of a similar scene which is currently on display at the Musée des Années Trente (Museum of the 1930s) in Paris.