Le Minh graduated from the Gia Dinh Art School in 1957 and is well acknowledged for his oil paintings and book illustrations. In the 1950s, he was part of a group of Vietnamese artists who employed the palette knife in their oil painting, a technique that was inspired by the French painter Henri Mège.
This work is in good overall condition as viewed. There is some wear and losses at the edges of the work. There is a scratch at the upper left quadrant. There are some abrasions and associated losses at the thinner areas of the background (sky and water). Examination under ultraviolet light reveals no sign of restoration as viewed. Framed. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.