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    Sale 12173

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    13 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 41

    LIN FENGMIAN (1900-1997)

    Flying Above Reeds

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    LIN FENGMIAN (1900-1997)
    Flying Above Reeds
    Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on paper
    27 3/8 x 26 ¼ in. (69.5 x 66.6 cm.)
    Signed, with one seal of the artist


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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the family of the artist.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE HEINEMANN FAMILY COLLECTION

    Originally from Berlin, the Heinemann family fled to Shanghai after the Night of the Broken Glass incident in 1938. During the fourteen years the family lived there, they opened a bookstore and gallery in Concession, where they sold books and works of art, as well as bound manuals for painting and calligraphy. The Heinemann family was personally acquainted with the artist’s family and Mrs. Paula Heinemann learned her book binding from the artist’s family.