• Fine Chinese Modern Paintings auction at Christies

    Sale 2727

    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

    29 November 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 609

    ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)

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    ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
    Views from the Boat
    Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
    92 x 47 cm. (36 1/4 x 18 1/2 in.)
    Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
    Dated jiashen year (1944)
    Dedicated to Zhongguang
    (Xiong Zhongguang)
    Zhongguang is son of Xiong Shiyi (S.I. Hsiung, 1902-1991) - a playwright whose Chinese play Lady Precious Stream was highly praised when it was presented in London in 1934. An art lover and a distinguished playwright, Mr. Xiong Shiyi had many friends in art circles, including Mei Lanfang, Xu Beihong, Liu Haisu, and Lao She. Mei Lanfang provided the costumes for the play Lady Precious Stream when it was presented in New York in 1935. It is now a staple of theatre repertories and school productions around the world.

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    Zhang Daqian Huaji (Zhang Daqian Painting), Artist Publishing House, Jiguzhai, Hong Kong, 1982, pl.40.