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    Sale 12169

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    16 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 863

    WU QINGXIA (1910-2008)

    Goldfish

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    WU QINGXIA (1910-2008)
    Goldfish
    Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on paper
    27 x 17 5/8 in. (68.4 x 44.8 cm.)
    Entitled, inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
    Dated summer, jiwei year (1979)
    Dedicated to Bangjin (Raymond Chang Pang Tseng)


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    This painting was commissioned from the artist by a relative of Mr. and Mrs. Chang.

    Wu Qingxia (1910-2008), originally from Jiangsu province, was an artist who co-founded the Chinese Women’s Calligraphy and Painting Association in 1934. In 1956, she was hired by the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy for her talents, and eventually her painting was selected to be included in prestigious Japanese publications of art.

    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE CHANG FAMILY COLLECTION
    Raymond Chang Pang Tseng and Cecilia Chang Chen Zhou Ling are natives of Shanghai. In the late 1950s they moved to Hong Kong, where they started their family and acquired these art works. Eventually they settled in the United States in the 1990s and brought with them their collection, which was a source of great pleasure.