View of Inya Lake, Yangon, 1940s

Painted by influential Burmese artist Saya Saung (1898 -1952), this watercolour typically represents the landscapes he is famous for creating and very rarely did he paint portraits; although seven of them have surfaced in recent years. He is one of the first Western-styled painters to hold the honorary title Saya, which means master. This title was normally reserved for those being instructed in the Traditional School in Burma. However, Saung did not attend such a prestigious and rigourous school but his painting skills were recognised. His teachers included the artists Ba Zaw and Maung Maung Gyi.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
606/2005
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Art non religious figures
Collection Area Region
S
Material
paper | watercolour pigments | | |
Common Name
View of Inya Lake, Yangon, 1940s
Simple Name
drawing
Production Town

Production County
Rangoon
Production Country
Myanmar (Burma)
Production Person Initials
Saya 
Production Person Surname
Saung
Production Year Low

Production Year High


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View of Inya Lake, Yangon, 1940s