Thailand's King Rama III

Thailand's King Rama III

Pencil on tinted duck egg; 2 1/4 inches in height.

Thailand's King Rama IV

Thailand's King Rama IV

Pencil on tinted duck egg; 2 1/4 inches in height.

Thailand's King Rama V

Thailand's King Rama V

Pencil on tinted duck egg; 2 1/4 inches in height.

Thailand's King Rama VI

Thailand's King Rama VI

Pencil on tinted duck egg; 2 1/4 inches in height.

Thailand's King Rama VII

Thailand's King Rama VII

Pencil on tinted duck egg; 2 1/4 inches in height.

Thailand's King Rama IX

Thailand's King Rama IX

Pencil on tinted duck egg; 2 1/4 inches in height.

Preparing the wall

Preparing the wall

A worker chiseling recesses into the wall of the formal dining room to accommodate the shadow boxed - framed portraits of the Kings.

The King's wall

The King's wall

Completed installation of the portraits of the nine Kings of Thailand.

The formal dinning room.

The formal dinning room.

T H E   K I N G S  of  T H A I L A N D

 

My wife and I lived in Bangkok, Thailand for a year.

I was an art instructor for grades 1 thru 5 at Kasetsart University.

During our stay, I was fortunate to meet Mr. Nopdol Tumwattana, a prominent businessman and entrepreneur. He was nearing completion of a new palatial residence in Bangkok, and wanted paintings of his parents, and depictions of the humble beginnings of the now thriving market his Mother founded. In addition, he commissioned portraits of the nine Kings of Thailand (six of which are shown here), which adorn a wall of the formal dinning room.

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