ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
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From the Collection of Bill and Wea Sun Wong (Lots 1149-1153)
ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)

Red Mountain with Snowcape

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
Red Mountain with Snowcape
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
120 x 53 cm. (47 ¼ x 20 7/8 in.)
Inscribed and signed, with three seals of the artist
Dated seventh month, jiaxu year (1934)
Further inscribed and signed by the artist, with two seals
Dedicated to Jingting
Further entitled and signed by Peng Gongfu (1897-1963), with one seal
Further details
The present collection has been thoughtfully assembled by Bill and Wea Sun Wong, the proprietors of Asia Book Store, one of San Francisco’s pioneering Chinese language bookshops located on Washington Street in the city’s Chinatown. Originally from Taishan, the Wongs arrived in San Francisco in the early 1950s, bringing with them an appreciation for Chinese art and culture. Bolstered by their extensive networks within the literary circles of China and Hong Kong, the Wongs embarked on a collecting journey throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Known for their leadership within the Chinese American community, the collectors often welcomed visiting artists from Asia. The cherished collection has remained in the family since.

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

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Lot Essay

The recipient of this painting was Xiao Jingting (1892-1952), who was the owner of the “Jizhenzhai” antique shop in Liulichang, Peking during the Republican period. He was friendly with many of the artists in Beijing and was especially good friends with Zhang Daqian. His son Xiao Yunzhong was a student of Zhang Daqian.

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