ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
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ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)

Lotus Pond

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
Lotus Pond
Scroll, mounted on cardboard and framed, ink on paper
36 x 43.5 cm. (14 1⁄8 x 17 1⁄8 in.)
Signed, with one seal of the artist
Entitled on reverse by the artist
Gifted by the artist to Dr. Esther Chang Liang and thence by descent.
Post lot text
In 1948, noted physicians Dr. Timothy Liang and his wife, Dr. Esther Chang Liang, were both practising at the Newton Memorial Hospital in Chautauqua County in New York, when they received special permission by an act of Congress to apply for citizenship, in recognition of Dr. Timothy Liang’s contribution to the treatment of tuberculosis. Renowned in the medical community for his research on the formula of streptomycin dosage, Dr. Liang and his wife became the first Asians allowed to apply for citizenship in Chautauqua County, NY in nearly fifty years, an event that was reported by The New York Times on Tuesday, November 23, 1948.

An avid art collector and a paediatrician, Dr. Esther Chang Liang and her family were acquainted with Zhang Daqian, who visited her, her husband, and their families several times during his trips to the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. Zhang Daqian painted Longevity Peaches (Lot 1104), and dedicated it to Dr. Esther Liang’s mother after a memorable meal prepared by the lady. He gifted, Lotus Pond (Lot 1105), and Solo Journey (Lot 1103), to the family to thank them for hosting him after a visit. He dedicated Lotus (Lot 1102), to Dr. Esther Liang especially.

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