• Fine Chinese Modern Paintings auction at Christies

    Sale 2727

    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

    29 November 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 674

    XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)

    Price Realised  

    XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)
    Rooster and Bamboo
    Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
    108 x 36 cm. (42 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.)
    Signed, with one seal of the artist
    Dated twenty-seventh year (of the Republic, 1938)
    Dedicated to Wenjing

    Mr. Leung Manking (Liang Wenjing) worked as a merchandiser for the Royal Hong Kong Shipping Company in the thirties. Mr Leung assisted in Xu's transit through Hong Kong to other South East Asian countries in order to set up his art exhibitions. Consequently, Xu conveyed his thanks by gifting Leung with a painting symbolising peace and prosperity.


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