Portrait of a Peranakan man

This is an oval portrait of a Peranakan man wearing a black bower hat and traditional Chinese black shirt. He can only be identified as an unknown relative of Singapore Peranakan playwright, Robert Yeo. Robert Yeo was born in 1940 to a Peranakan family and grew up with his grandparents in their family homes in Haig Road and Valley Road in Hougang. He has been lauded as being “the most Singaporean of Singaporean writers”.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Frame size: 52 x 32 x 1.5 cm, Object size: 50.6 x 30.4 x 1.5 cm
Accession No.
2015-00213
Material
Hand coloured photograph
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Paintings