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    Sale 12173

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    13 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 33

    ZHANG SHUQI (1900-1957)

    Birds on Branch

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    ZHANG SHUQI (1900-1957)
    Birds on Branch
    Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
    43 ½ x 15 7/8 in. (110.5 x 40.3 cm.)
    Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
    Dated gengchen year (1940)
    Dedicated to Hegun


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LU XINYU

    Born in Fujian, Lu Xinyu (1894-1948) received his Ph.D from Columbia University. Lu served as a diplomat and spent much of his career in the New York consulate office, eventually becoming Consul General. In the mid-1930s, he served for two years as vice-consul in Havana, Cuba.