XIAO XUN (1883-1944) / LI JINGYU (1858-1935)
XIAO XUN (1883-1944) / LI JINGYU (1858-1935)
XIAO XUN (1883-1944) / LI JINGYU (1858-1935)
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The Foh Collection of Chinese Paintings (Lots 1100-1111)
XIAO XUN (1883-1944) / LI JINGYU (1858-1935)

Landscape / Calligraphy

XIAO XUN (1883-1944) / LI JINGYU (1858-1935)
Landscape / Calligraphy
Folding fan, ink and colour / ink on paper
17.5 x 43.3 cm. (6 7/8 x 17 in.)
Landscape inscribed and signed by Xiao Xun, with one seal
Dated autumn, dingsi year (1917)
Dedicated to Wuwei
Calligraphy inscribed and signed by Li Jingyu, with two seals
Dated summer, wuwu year (1918)
Dedicated to Yangan

This work was dedicated to Zhou Yang’an in Beijing, also known as Wuwei. The work was painted by Xiao Xun at the age of thirty-four, which is extremely rare.
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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