Hugo Vilfred Pedersen (1870-1959)
Gadesanger fra Singapore (Musician from Singapore)
Signed lower left, titled on the stretcher and frame and with a typewritten label (probably 1950s) in Danish on the reverse of the canvas, giving details of the artist’s career
Oil on canvas, H. 67 x W. 42 cm
Pedersen studied at the royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and afterwards spent twelve years travelling in Southeast and South Asia, painting portraits of all the different peoples he met; Indians, Sri Lankans, Malay, Arabs, Thai, Indonesians and Chinese.