“Female nudes have been a popular subject in the history of Western art from the 16th century onwards but rarely practiced in Hong Kong due to the conservative nature of the Asian culture”.
– Philip Mak, “Ng Po Wan The Man and His Art”, 2001, p. 63-4
Ng didn’t start painting nudes until he was in his late 70s.
The Back, 81 x 66cm, oil on canvas, 1985, Nudes (337) [D055-85]
Reclining Nude, 66 x 81 cm, oil on canvas, 1988, Nudes (410) [D058-88]