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CHEN PEIQIU (BORN 1922) / SHEN YINMO (1883-1971)
FROM THE COLLECTION OF SINGAPORE BAI HONG LOU MASTER TAN KENG CHEOW (CHEN JINGZHAO , 1907–1972) (LOTS 1238-1247)Mr. Tan Keng Cheow (1907-1972), born in Guangdong, graduated with a law degree from Shanghai Public Jinan University and lectured in colleges and universities including Guangzhou University. He later moved to Singapore where he contributed further to education as the principal of Tuan Mong High School and lectured in Chung Cheng High School.As the son of Mr. Tan Teo Ngo, an eminent calligrapher and painter, he mastered both calligraphy and painting at an early age. When in Shanghai, Mr Tan studied with famous painters including Huang Binhong and Ye Gongchuo who enlightened him tremendously. It also provided him with a chance to appreciate great works of art.Mr. Tan was a distinguished educator, artist and art collector. He was the honorary chairman of the Chinese Pen Calligraphy Institution, superintendent of the Society of Chinese Artists and influential in the Chinese Calligraphy Society of Singapore. A noted collector of Huang Binhong’s work, Mr. Tan’s vast collection of Huang’s paintings earned his residence the name Bai Hong Lou (Hundred Huang’s Building) and The Studio of Three Hundred Paintings. Of the three Huang Binhong paintings illustrated in Michael Sullivan’s Chinese Art in the Twentieth Century published in 1959, one came from the collection of Mr. Tan – a testimony to the importance of his collection.
CHEN PEIQIU (BORN 1922) / SHEN YINMO (1883-1971)

Narcissus and Butterfly / Calligraphy

CHEN PEIQIU (BORN 1922) / SHEN YINMO (1883-1971)
Narcissus and Butterfly / Calligraphy
A set of two fan leaves, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
Each leaf measures 19 x 53 cm. (7 ½ x 20 7/8 in.)
Both leaves inscribed and signed, with a total of five seals of the artists
Naraissus dated xinchou year (1961)
Both leaves dedicated to Jingzhao (Chen Jingzhao, 1907-1972)

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