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    Sale 12173

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    13 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 86

    LUI SHOU KWAN (LÜ SHOUKUN, 1919-1975)

    Views of Aberdeen

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    LUI SHOU KWAN (LÜ SHOUKUN, 1919-1975)
    Views of Aberdeen
    Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on paper
    17 ¾ x 37 in. (45.1 x 94 cm.)
    Inscribed and signed, with three seals of the artist
    Dated autumn, yisi year (1965)


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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist, Hong Kong, December 7, 1965.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION

    These two paintings were acquired when an American fashion designer met Lu Shoukun on December 7, 1965 at the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong, after she had become interested in his painting style. At this meeting, the artist wrote out his interpretation of each painting, shown below, and commented that they had been exhibited at the Hong Kong art gallery in the City Hall building. These paintings have remained since then in the designer’s family.