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    Sale 12169

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    16 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 852

    XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)

    Magpie on Branch

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    XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)
    Magpie on Branch
    Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on paper
    30 7/8 x 16 in. (78.4 x 40.6 cm)
    Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
    Dated late spring, twenty-fifth year (of the Republic, 1936)
    Dedicated to Weifang (Lo Wei Fong, 1923-2014)


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    Xu Beihong gifted this painting to Luo Weifang when he was a professor and she a student in Sichuan during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LUO WENBEN & LUO WEIFANG
    Luo Wenben (Lo Van Bon, 1920-2010) was a successful banker from Southern China. His wife, Weifang (Lo Wei Fong, 1923-2014), was a student who knew Xu Beihong. The couple eventually became avid art collectors and were acquainted with many artists.