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    Sale 12173

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    13 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 40

    LIN FENGMIAN (1900-1997)

    Philosopher Among Trees

    Price Realised  


    LIN FENGMIAN (1900-1997)
    Philosopher Among Trees
    Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on paper
    13 x 13 in. (33 x 33 cm.)
    Signed, with one seal of the artist

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    Acquired directly from the family of the artist.

    Pre-Lot Text


    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.