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  • 18 August 2021

Chinese Paintings Department Presents

“Summer Reverie: Chinese Paintings Online including the Collection of Zhang Xinjia”

18 August – 1 September 2021


ZHANG SHANZI (1882-1940)

Mischievous Pandas

A set of twenty-four unmounted scrolls for framing, ink on paper

Each leaf measures 27.5 x 21 cm. (10 ⅞ x 8 ¼ in.)

Estimate: HK$150,000 – 250,000 / US$19,000 – 32,000

Christie’s is proud to present “Summer Reverie: Chinese Paintings Online Including the Collection of Zhang Xinjia”, which offers a selection of works from distinguished private collections globally, and features outstanding paintings and calligraphy ranging from Classical and Modern, through to the Contemporary period.

The Collection of Zhang Xinjia consists of paintings and calligraphy by Zhang Daqian and Zhang Shanzi to their beloved niece and daughter. These artworks have been under her careful stewardship in loving memory of her uncle and present the largest collection of Zhang Daqian’s private writing to ever appear in the market to date since the artist's passing in 1983. These personal gifts are not only invaluable treasures to scholars and connoisseurs, they also bore witness to the dynamic history of China in the 20th Century.

Furthermore, this online sale offers exceptional collections of which one formerly belonged to Mr. Wang Lieh Hsien of Singapore and others to Hong Kong collectors, including works by superb Modern and Contemporary Ink artists. This sale also brings together magnificent works by renowned modern artists such as Xu Beihong, Lin Fengmian, Feng Zikai, Huang Yongyu, and Contemporary artists such as Li Huayi, Tseng Yuho, and Lui Shou-Kwan. With exquisite works of wide-ranging themes and remarkable appeal, "Summer Reverie: Chinese Paintings Online including the Collection of Zhang Xinjia" should not be missed.

Notes To Editor

Summer Reverie: Chinese Paintings Online including the Collection of Zhang Xinjia


Date & Time : 18 August at 12:00pm


Location : Christie’s Gallery, 22/F. Alexandra House, No. 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

Date & Time :

18 – 31 August, 10:30am – 5:30pm                             

1 September, 10:30am – 12:00pm                             

(Closed on Sunday)


Bidding Start : 18 August at 12:00pm

Bidding End : 1 September at 12:00pm

FROM THE COLLECTION OF ZHANG XINJIAZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)Pink LotusScroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper69.5 x 32 cm. (27 ⅜ x 12 ⅝ in.)Dated 1981Estimate: HK$600,000 – 800,000 / US$77,000 – 100,000


ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)

Pink Lotus

Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper

69.5 x 32 cm. (27 ⅜ x 12 ⅝ in.)

Dated 1981

Estimate: HK$600,000 – 800,000 / US$77,000 – 100,000

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTIONHUANG YONGYU (B. 1924)To Each His OwnScroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper73 x 60.5 cm. (28 ¾. x 23 ⅞ in.)Dated 1992Estimate: HK$180,000 – 280,000 / US$23,000 – 36,000



To Each His Own

Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper

73 x 60.5 cm. (28 ¾. x 23 ⅞ in.)

Dated 1992

Estimate: HK$180,000 – 280,000 / US$23,000 – 36,000

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