U Thein Maung (Burma, 20th century)
Watercolour of Burmese dancing girl
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.
Ranard, A., Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History, Silkworm Books, 2009.
Inventory no.: 988