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    Sale 12169

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    16 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 843

    YU YOUREN (1879-1964)

    Calligraphic Couplet

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    YU YOUREN (1879-1964)
    Calligraphic Couplet
    Pair of hanging scrolls, ink on paper
    Each scroll measures 54 x 14 in. (137.2 x 35.6 cm.)
    Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
    Dedicated to Baixun


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    Saleroom Notice

    The English catalogue notes are correct, but the Chinese translation has been corrected on Lotfinder and included in a translated sale room notice.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FORMERLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DONG BAIXUN
    This collection of paintings (lots 842-844) belonged to the collection of Dong Baixun (1912-1994), who was a representative of the National General Assembly during the Republic period. In 1951, Dong Baixun moved to Taiwan, where he eventually became a professor at the National Tsing Hua University. Later, he was appointed a member of the Constitutional Government Discussion and Planning Committee, where he was an integral part of talks concerning politics and education.
    As an aficionado of poetry and calligraphy, Dong Baixun was acquainted with many artists, including Yu Youren.