[Malaysian Woman And Man]
[Malaysian Woman And Man]
[Malaysian Woman And Man]
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[Malaysian Woman And Man]

1948. Pair of oils on canvas, signed and dated lower right, 59.7 x 50.3cm to 75.5 x 60.2cm. Slight soiling to images. Framed.

Lancashire-born artist Frieda Scott Fladgate spent eighteen months in Malaya “walking the countryside and backstreets of Singapore and then painted from memory.” Together with Irish artist Nuala Brain, they held a successful exhibition entitled “Eighteen Months in Singapore” at Robinson’s [Dept. Store], Raffles Place, Singapore in 1948. It is most likely this pair of paintings appeared in that show.

Both artists were married to members of the British Foreign Service who were posted in Singapore at that time. Initially Fladgate worked as a commercial artist for a London newspaper before marrying civil servant Cecil Fladgate. They travelled extensively, including to South America where she also exhibited her paintings, one being accepted by the Salon de Belles Artes in Buenos Aires. Ref: The Straits Times, 14.12.1947 & 18.4.1948; Malaya Tribune, 29.1.1949; The Singapore Free Press, 15.4.1948.

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Item #CL192-40

Price (AUD): $9,900.00  Other currencies

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