ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
165 x 80.5 cm. (65 x 31 3/4 in.)
Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
Dated spring, dinghai year (1947)
Dedicated to Xiaoshan
Chen Xiaoshan, the owner of lots 1178 and 1179, was the daughter of Cai Peizhu (circa 1900-1990), who was a student of Zhang Daqian. In the 1940s, Zhang Daqian travelled frequently between Shanghai and Sichuan, always travelling through Wuhan, where he was entertained every time by Ms. Cai with great respect. In appreciation for Ms. Cai's hospitality, these two paintings were given to the Cai family by Zhang Daqian, who signed on the painting Lady with a dedication to "Xiaoshan"