• Fine Chinese Modern Paintings auction at Christies

    Sale 2727

    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

    29 November 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 603

    YANG SHANSHEN (1913-2004)

    Price Realised  


    YANG SHANSHEN (1913-2004)
    Mandarin Ducks
    Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
    42.9 x 46.7 cm. (16 7/8 x 18 3/8 in.)
    Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
    Dedicated to Yucai (Chen Yuk Choy)

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    Yang Shanshen immigrated to Hong Kong in 1930 and learnt Chinese paintings from Gao Jianfu. Yang studied in Japan for three years, returning to Hong Kong in 1938 where he continued to dedicate himself to painting, holding exhibitions around South East Asia in 1940, gaining credence for his works and receiving much praise from overseas Chinese merchants. The current three lots were bought by Mr. Chen Yuk Choy, an entrepreneur from Ipoh who enjoyed the animated quality and symbolism of the paintings, and has kept them for almost 70 years until selling them to the current owner. These paintings are indicative of Yang's early creative years and are as beautiful as they are rare.