• Fine Chinese Modern Paintings auction at Christies

    Sale 2727

    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

    29 November 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 676

    XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)

    Price Realised  

    XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)
    Magpie
    Hanging scroll, ink on paper
    66.5 x 30 cm. (26 1/4 x 11 3/4 in.)
    Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
    Dated twenty seventh year (of the Republic, 1938)
    Dedicated to Zhenqing

    The inscription 'Zhenqing' refer to Chen Zhenqing who came from Dongwan, Guangdong province, grew up in Xiguan, Guangzhou city, and later studied at the Guangzhou City Art Academy, where he graduated in 1933. Chen moved to Hong Kong to escape the terrors of the Sino-Japanese war and took up the post of art director at the Overseas Chinese Academy and the School for Eastern Arts. After 24th July 1963, Chen assisted Zhao Shiming to promote and establish the cultural exchange of students between Hong Kong and the Guangzhou City Art Academy, where he gained close relationships with people in this art circle.


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    US$23,200-28,400

    Provenance

    Property of Mr Chen Zhenqing