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Subject:Please help to identify this painting
Posted By: Paul Minh Mon, Jul 03, 2017 IP: 172.249.149.48

I have this very beautiful watercolor painting.
Based on the attached Felice Beato photo in the J. Paul Getty Museum, I would guess that the painting was done in Japan by a Western artist around 1970-1980.
The signature reads like of John La Farge, but I have seen his signature like that.
I would appreciate any help on this.
Thank you.
Paul







Subject:Re: Please help to identify this painting
Posted By: Paul Minh Tue, Jul 04, 2017

I mean 1870-1880 and "I have not seen his signature like that"

Subject:Re: Please help to identify this painting
Posted By: Paul Minh Wed, Jul 05, 2017

Thank you so much, Bill.
You answered my question perfectly.
Paul

Subject:Re: Please help to identify this painting
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Jul 04, 2017

What you have is an Irrawaddy delta scene by a fairly well known and prolific local Burmese artist, Lar Ban, a.k.a. "Muang" (an honorific, 'younger brother' I think) Lar Ban. He was painting from around the 1930's through at least the early 1980's, when I was there with the American Embassy.

Here's one of his watercolors that brighten my walls. I noticed information at the links below as well as some hits on pinterest and other web locations. I'd suggest you continue the search.

https://ronsartblog.com/2013/03/09/art-of-burma/

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1930s-burmese-school-maung-lar-ban-491276057

Good Luck,

Bill H.






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