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    Sale 12551

    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

    31 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 1475

    SUN XINGGE (1897-1996)

    Calligraphic Couplet

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    SUN XINGGE (1897-1996)
    Calligraphic Couplet
    A pair of hanging scrolls, ink on paper
    135 x 32.5 cm. (53 1/8 x 12 ¾ in.)
    Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
    Dedicated to Zhenren (Choi Ching Yan)

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    Pre-Lot Text

    LOTS 1473 1475

    Born in Chao’an in Guangdong, Choi Ching Yan (1904-1971) was a major contributor to Hong Kong’s early cultural development, and assisted in the funding of the establishment of the New Asia College in 1949. As he was friends with many figures in the art world, he would hold scholarly gatherings at his home, “Zhu Garden,” in North Point in Hong Kong. Depicted in Sun Xingge’s painting is the scenery of Choi Ching Yan home.
    An album of landscapes by Wang Shimin will be sold in our Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy sale on 30 May 2016 (Lot 936).