River bumboats are a long-standing subject in Lim’s paintings of the Singapore River, their presence filling each picture with symbolic and historical meanings. Impressionistically handled, Lim employs warm and vibrant colours such as red and green rendered in bold strokes, successfully creating a dynamic and joyous feel to the en plein air painting. This oil on canvas work is part of National University of Singapore Museum Collection. Physical dimensions of original: 730 x 975 mm.
This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2007. The original work © Lim Tze Peng,[198-?].