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Le Pho
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 875,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
294
Le Pho
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 875,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Hong Kong

Le Pho
1907-2001
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Signed in English and Chinese and stamped with a seal of the artist
Ink and gouache on silk mounted on paper
32 by 23.5 cm.; 12 1/2 by 9 1/4 in.
Executed CIRCA 1938
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Catalogue Note

"In [Le Pho's] works, elegant women with slender faces were deformed with the use of light brushwork. The influence of artists of the Ecole de Paris such as Modigliani can be seen [in his paintings too]. One can also find a similarity with Ukiyoe and Nihon-ga (Japanese-style painting) in the slender faces and outlines. Instead of pursuing a solid depiction of human figures or a realistic spatial construction with depth, he often aimed at creating an intimate mood by processing the background flat and decorative, while enveloping the whole work with delicate nuance of colors.”

Masahiro Ushiroshoji and Eikichi Tomiyama, 50 Years of Modern Vietnamese Paintings: 1925-75, The Sankei Shimbun, Japan, 2005, p. 207

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Hong Kong