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    Sale 12551

    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

    31 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 1343

    ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)

    Red Lotus

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    ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
    Red Lotus
    Scroll, mounted on wooden board and framed, ink and colour on paper
    98.5 x 81.3 cm. (38 ¾ x 32 in.)
    Inscribed and signed, with four seals of the artist
    Dated New Year’s Eve, sixty-first year (of the Republic), renzi year (1972)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    LOTS 1343 1344
    PROPERTY FROM A WEST COAST COLLECTION
    This collection of Zhang Daqian lotus paintings were gifts from the artist to the aunt and uncle of the present owners in the West Coast. According to the owner’s recollection, Zhang Daqian was in an exultant mood during a dinner party on New Year’s Eve held at the artist’s home in Carmel, California in 1972. After dinner, he painted Red Lotus as a prize for the winner of a draw that all guests were invited to participate. Ink Lotus was a gift from the artist to the recipient, Zhengbang and his wife. Both paintings have remained in the family’s collection since.