28 March 1999
ADRIEN-JEAN LE MAYEUR DE MERPRÈS (Brussels 1880-1958)
Three women around a loom
signed "J Le Mayeur" (lower left)
oil on canvas
35 x 44 in. (90 x 111 cm)
This work is purchased at the 1937 exhibition of the artist which was the third solo exhibition held in YWCA, Singapore.
In an original hand-carved Balinese frame.
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