25 April 2004
LEE MAN FONG (China 1913-Singapore 1988)
A pair of doves
signed and dated in Chinese 'Man Fong 1935', and inscribed in Chinese 'Dedicating to Brother Song He' and stamped with an artist's seal (upper right)
oil on board
47 x 15 in. (120 x 39 cm.)
Gift from the artist to the original owner, Mr Huang Song He, who is a renowned poet particularly amongst the Chinese community in Southeast Asia.
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