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    Sale 12169

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    16 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 858

    XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)

    Galloping Horse

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    XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)
    Galloping Horse
    Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on paper
    14 ½ x 19 ½ in. (37 x 49.5 cm.)
    Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
    Dated spring, gengchen year (1940)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF EDGAR AND ERNESTINE BARRIER
    Born in New York City, Edgar Barrier (1907-1964) was an acclaimed American actor who played roles both on the stage and screen, such as Phantom of the Opera and Macbeth. His wife, Ernestine De Becker (1908-1989), was an actress involved in television, film and theater. As the couple traveled frequently between New York and California, they became collectors of modern Chinese and Mexican surrealist art and purchased many works from New York City and Los Angeles galleries.