• Fine Chinese Modern Paintings auction at Christies

    Sale 2727

    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

    29 November 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 540

    ZHU QIZHAN (1892-1996)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    ZHU QIZHAN (1892-1996)
    Red Flowers
    Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
    90 x 48 cm. (35 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.)
    Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
    Dated autumn, gengshen year (1980), eighty-ninth year of the artist


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    US$3,900-5,200

    Provenance

    COLLECTION OF MR. D.K. LAM

    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 traveling.

    Lin's collection is admirable and exceptional. This sale includes excellent works of art by Qi Baishi, Wu Changshou, Lu Yanshao, Wu Guanzhong, Lin Fengmian, Cheng Shifa and Huang Yongyu, as well as a classical painting by Zheng Xie (Lot 851, to be sold in the sale of Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy). Part of Lin's collection will also be sold this December at Forever Auction in Beijing.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the format of this painting should be hanging scroll instead of scroll, mounted and framed as stated in the catalogue.