YU FEI'AN (1888-1959)
FAMILY COLLECTION OF GENERAL ZHANG FAKUI (LOTS 1270-1271)These paintings are from the collection of the family of General Zhang Fakui (1896-1980). Born in Guangdong province, Zhang was Second Lieutenant General in the Army of the Nationalist Party of China. He was an active participant during the Second Sino-Japanese war and had a prominent career in the army. He was successively appointed as Group Army Commander in Chief, Army Corp Commander in Chief and Military Region Commander in Chief. After the war, he was appointed a member of the Presidential Strategic Advisory Board. In March 1949, he became the Army Chief, but resigned in July and permanently moved to Hong Kong.Although Zhang spent his life in the military, he saw the arts as an integral part of education and established schools to educate future generations. He also donated sets of important encyclopedias to the National Library. Paintings from this collection were sold in Christie’s Fine Chinese Modern Paintings sale in Hong Kong in 2012 and 2014. Five works from the collection are also available in Christie’s online sale Exquisite Eye: Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy during 21-28 May. (Lots 1644-1648)
YU FEI'AN (1888-1959)

Parrot and White Birds

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YU FEI'AN (1888-1959)
Parrot and White Birds
Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
93.5 x 45.5 cm. (36 ¾ x 17 7/8 in.)
Inscribed and signed, with three seals of the artist
Dated winter, tenth month, xinsi year (1941)
Further inscribed and signed by twenty generals and officials of the Republican Army on the mounting, with one seal
Dedicated to General Xianggong (Zhang Fakui) for his birthday
Dated autumn, thirty-sixth year (of the Republic, 1947)

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