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ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
Lotus in the Wind
Scroll, mounted on woodboard and framed, ink and colour on paper
56.5 x 90 cm. (22 1⁄4 x 35 3⁄8 in.)
Inscribed and signed by the artist, with four seals and one dated seal of guichou year (1973)
Dated 15th June, sixty-second year (of the Republic, 1973)
Dedicated to Madame Naiqian
Christie’s Hong Kong, Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, 1 December 2015, Lot 1351.

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This painting belonged to Ren Jiacheng and Madame Liao Naiqian. Ren Jiacheng worked at the Orient Overseas Container Line, one of the largest shipping companies, owned by shipping magnate Tung Chao Yung (1912-1982), who was acquainted with Zhang Daqian. During his time in the United States, Ren was introduced to the artist by Tung Chao Yung.

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