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    Sale 12173

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    13 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 20

    ZHENG XIE (1693-1765)

    Bamboo and Rock

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    ZHENG XIE (1693-1765)
    Bamboo and Rock
    Hanging scroll, ink on paper
    68 1/8 x 37 3/8 in. (173 x 95 cm.)
    Inscribed and signed, with three seals of the artist
    Dedicated to Pengnan


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HOWARD H.S. CHAO

    Born in Xixian, Henan province, Howard H.S. Chao (1920-2012) was a well-known journalist in China and Japan. After he moved to the United States in 1952, he taught Chinese at Yale University and authored several books and a syndicated news column. Professor Chao received lots 49-50 during Zhang Daqian’s visits to the United States, when the artist visited his friend and fellow artist, Wang Fangyu (1913-1997), who was a colleague of Professor Chao.