28 March 1999
VU CAO DAM (b. Vietnam 1908)
Jeune femme nue: reclining nude
signed "Vu Cao Dam" and signed again in Chinese (lower left)
gouache and ink on silk
17 x 26 in. (43 x 66 cm.)
The painting is executed circa 1935.
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Portrait of nude as an subject matter is extremely rare in Vietnamese painting.
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