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U Thein Maung (Burma, 20th century)
Watercolour of Burmese dancing girl
dated 1957

size: 23cm x 16.5cm

This simple but elegant portrait shows a dancing girl holding a fan. Her costume and jewellery are typically Burmese and she has jasmine flowers in her hair.

Little is known about U Thein Maung other than that he was a twentieth century watercolourist who specialised in portraits of Burmese minorities. Most extant
examples of his work are dated in the 1950s.

References: Ranard, A., Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History, Silkworm Books, 2009.

Inventory no.: 988

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