Executed in 1952, this detailed lacquer work was created when Nguyen Huyen became famous and owned a workshop in Hanoi. The current work shows a father and child on their journey home in rainy, windy weather, accompanied by a water buffalo. The artist was known for his skillful representations of the Vietnamese countryside, as evident in the delicate use of eggshell inlay. Most notably, the hatching patterns that emphasize the strong winds and give the composition a sense of movement, are rare in lacquer paintings. While similar hatch lines can be found in Japanese woodblock prints, this present lot remains a rare example of this linear technique in the art of lacquer and reveals the innovations of the artist Nguyen Huyen.