• Fine Chinese Modern Paintings auction at Christies

    Sale 2727

    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

    29 November 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 523

    ZHANG DAQIAN (1899 1983)

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    ZHANG DAQIAN (1899 1983)
    Landscape in Blue and Green Style
    Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk
    152.5 x 71 cm. (60 x 28 in.)
    Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
    Dated first day, renwu year (1942)
    Dedicated to Boyou
    One collector's seal of Ye Qianyu (1907-1995)

    This painting is from the collection of Ye Qianyu (1907-1995), a pioneer in modern Chinese cartoon world, a famous painter and a respected art teacher. Ye served as the director of Chinese paintings at the Central Academy of Fine Arts from 1954 and established new styles in addition to the traditional style. Ye Qianyu and Zhang Daqian were close friends. In 1945 Ye lived in Zhang's home in Chengdu for three months, which gave the two time to exchange ideas about art and painting.

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    Zhang Daqian Zuopinxuan (Selected Works by Zhang Daqian), Renmin Fine Arts Publishing House, Tianjin , 1984, pl. 54.
    Han Mo 40 - Special Edition of Early Landscape Paintings by Zhang Daqian, Han Mo Xuan Publishing Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, 1993, p.125.