280
280
Nguyen Huyen
RETURN FROM COUNTRY FIELD UNDER THE RAIN
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
280
Nguyen Huyen
RETURN FROM COUNTRY FIELD UNDER THE RAIN
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong

Nguyen Huyen
1915 - 1984
RETURN FROM COUNTRY FIELD UNDER THE RAIN
Signed and dated 1952; stamped with artist's address on the reverse
Lacquer on wood panel
61 by 50 cm; 24 by 19 3/4  in. 
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Catalogue Note

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. 

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong