Chinese Junks at Sai Kung, Hong Kong, Painting by Rosamond A Brown
A painting in the Chinese style of junks and fishing boats at Sai Kung, by the British artist, Rosamond A Brown.
The painting is on paper, and the brushstrokes are free and easy. The use of colour is minimal, and therefore very effective.
Sai Kung is a town on the Sai Kung Peninsular in the New Territories, Hon Kong.
The painting is signed and dated 1973 on the bottom right of the paper.
The frame is brushed aluminium and in the style of the 1970s, but I think is more recent than the painting.
From a Hong Kong art website:
Rosamond Brown, who was born in England in 1937, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts at Belgrade University (then in Yugoslavia, now Serbia) in 1958, continued on to London's Central School of Art and Design (now Central Saint Martins) and arrived in 1964 in Hong Kong, where she still lives in the magnificent house on The Peak that her late husband, Charles, wisely bought during the economic uncertainty of the riots of 1967.
She came, she says, with two suitcases and three paintbrushes; but her greatest practical asset was her knowledge (gleaned at Harvard, where she took an art course while Charles finished his architectural studies) of acrylic paint. Hearing this, an American painter friend, Sheila Isham, took her down to City Hall shortly after she arrived to meet the Hong Kong artists who gathered in its coffee shop every week, and were eager, in this humid climate, to discover acrylic's possibilities for themselves. That circle included Hon Chi-fun, Gaylord Chan and Cheung Yee.
"Wasn't I lucky?" Brown says. "I know young people today who never get in with the Chinese crowd but we all used to meet and have these exchanges. I ordered acrylic paints for them, they showed me how to use a Chinese brush. It was a lovely period, there was hope and excitement.”
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The measurements are 59 (47) cm wide and 36 (26) cm high.