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ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION (LOTS 1131-1132)
ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)

Schloar under Pine Tree

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ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
Schloar under Pine Tree
Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on silk
41.8 x 35.7 cm. (16 ½ x 14 in.)
Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
Dated fifth month, yiwei year (1955)
Dedicated to Wange (Wan-go H.C. Weng)
Post Lot Text
An accomplished filmmaker, poet, historian and artist, Wan-go H. C. Weng (1918-2020) was one of the most respected collectors and connoisseurs of Chinese paintings of the twentieth century. He was the great-great-grandson of the scholar-official Weng Tonghe (1830-1904), whose distinguished collection of Chinese paintings and calligraphy formed the core of the family collection. After graduating from Purdue University in 1940, Weng had an illustrious career in Hollywood in film in addition to producing films on Chinese art and culture. Zhang Daqian likely first met Weng in the 1950s during one of his trips to New York, where he dedicated Scholar under Pine Tree to him. The second painting, dated 1973 and bearing the seal of Zhang’s Pebble Beach studio, stands as a testament to the lasting friendship formed over a shared devotion to art between the two men.

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