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    Sale 12550

    Fine Chinese Classical Paintings & Calligraphy

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 956

    WEN ZHENGMING (1470-1559)

    Travelling Deep in the Mountains

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    WEN ZHENGMING (1470-1559)
    Travelling Deep in the Mountains
    Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
    140.2 x 33 cm. (55 ¼ x 13 in.)
    Inscribed with a poem and signed, with two seals of the artist
    Two collector’s seals of Hong Xiao (1722-1778)
    Colophon by Song Bolu (1854-1932) on the mounting, signed and with two seals, dated renxu year (1922)
    Titleslip by Song Bolu, signed with one seal, dated third month, renxu year (1922)
    EXHIBITED:
    Exquisite Nature: 20 Masterpieces of Chinese Painting (14th-18th C), Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA, 3 March – 1 November 2015.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    LOTS 955-956
    FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR WEN FONG
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    Wen Fong is a well known educator, art historian and connoisseur. Professor Fong taught Chinese art history at Princeton from 1954 until his retirement in 1999. Concurrent with his contributions at Princeton, he served for nearly thirty years as special consultant and consultative chairman of the Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1971 to 2000.
    Professor Fong has contributed to many publications on Chinese art and established art collections as early as 1955 to 2001.