‘Mother and child’ by French Vietnamese artist – estimated at £5000-7000 at Special Auction Services.

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Having studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Hanoi before attending the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris on a scholarship in 1932, Le Pho merged Impressionism, Surrealism and traditional Chinese painting in his work. He is best known known for his depictions of nudes, gardens, and floral still-lifes.

Mother and Child, 18 x 15in (45 x 38cm) oil on silk on board, is signed in both English and with character marks and is estimated at £5000-7000.