December 4, 04:39 AM GMT
10,000 - 20,000 HKD
NORTHERN VIETNAMESE SCHOOL
SCENES AND SKETCHES OF DAILY LIFE AND RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES IN THE NORTH OF VIETNAM, NAM DINH (SOUTH OF HANOI)
A cloth-bound hard cover album containing a group of 21 watercolour paintings on paper
Titled, inscribed and dated 1890 on the reverse of one piece
Executed circa 1890
Album: 25.5 by 33.5 cm; 10 by 13 in.
Each painting: approximately 15 by 23 cm; 5¾ by 9 in. (21)
A few of these late 19th century gouaches paintings still remain in museums and private collections. The 21 gouache paintings document an assortment of scenes elucidating Vietnamese traditions and culture during that period. This series is an ethnographic gathering of vividly colored artistic studies that unveils the mores of 19th century Vietnam, during the French presence. These scenes take place in Nam Dinh (South of Hanoi) and they depict wedding ceremonies, religious rites, festive dances, shops, markets, mandarins with their escorts and laborers at work among others.