CHEN SHAOMEI (1909-1954) / ZHANG QIN (1861-1949)
CHEN SHAOMEI (1909-1954) / ZHANG QIN (1861-1949)
CHEN SHAOMEI (1909-1954) / ZHANG QIN (1861-1949)
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The Foh Collection of Chinese Paintings (Lots 1100-1111)
CHEN SHAOMEI (1909-1954) / ZHANG QIN (1861-1949)

Scholar / Calligraphy

CHEN SHAOMEI (1909-1954) / ZHANG QIN (1861-1949)
Scholar / Calligraphy
Folding fan, ink and colour / ink on paper
19 x 50.5 cm. (7 ½ x 19 7/8 in.)
Scholar inscribed and signed by Chen Shaomei, with two seals
Dated sixth month, guiwei year (1943)
Calligraphy inscribed and signed by Zhang Qin, with three seals
Both dedicated to Yinqing
Acquired from the descendents of the renowned Singaporean collector Zhang Qingchong (1910-1992) in 1993.
Further details
The Foh Collection, assembled by Singapore-based collectors Mr Foh Kim Hong and his wife, Ms Chan Siew Fong, celebrates five decades of life and partnership. Mr Foh, a Malaysian-born cellist, settled in Singapore after graduating from Taiwan Normal University and became a member of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Ms Chan studied design in London and began collecting Chinese contemporary art in the late 1960s.

Their diverse collection showcases Chinese paintings from the late Qing Dynasty to the late 1990s, featuring traditional and modern works. In the early 1990s, the Fohs founded Yuen Gallery, which hosted exhibitions and advised collectors on Chinese art. Yuen Gallery organized many exhibitions featuring modern and contemporary ink artists such as Wu Guanzhong, Zhao Shao’ang, Hong Yi, Li Keran, Lu Yanshao, Wu Zuoren, Zhu Qizhan, and Wang Jiqian. Since Mr and Mrs Foh’s retirement in the last few years, their son, Foh Kai Lik, has taken an active role in managing and shaping the future of the collection. The Foh family will donate all sale proceeds to benefit the children with autism and special needs and the elderly living with cognitive decline.

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Carmen Shek Cerne (石嘉雯) Vice President, Head of Department, Chinese Paintings

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