29 November 2009,
Price Realised HKD 1,340,000
ZHENG XIE (1693-1765)
Scroll, mounted and framed, ink on paper
138.5 x 77 cm. (54 1/2 x 30 1/4 in.)
Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
Lin Diqiang, an overseas Chinese residing in Bangkok, completed his Civil Engineering degree in Taiwan in the 1960's and later became a hotel and real estate developer. Although he gained commercial success abroad, Lin missed his homeland and developed great passion towards Chinese art and culture-he regularly visited Hong Kong to buy Chinese paintings and calligraphy to bring back to Thailand. Unfortunately, Lin was forced to stop these trips when illness in the 90's prevented him from travelling.
Lin's collection is admirable and exceptional with a great range of variety. Bamboo by Zheng Xie is one of the excellent works in the collection which also includes works by Qi Baishi, Wu Changshou, Lu Yanshao, Wu Guanzhong, Lin Fengmian, Cheng Shifa and Huang Yongyu, to be sold in the auction of Fine Chinese Modern Paintings (Lots 527-545). Part of Lin's collection will also be sold this December at Forever Auction in Beijing.
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