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ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
Blossoming Lotus
Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
33 x 90 cm. (13 x 35 3⁄8 in.)
Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
Dated seventh month, sixty-seventh year (of the Republic, 1978)
Dedicated to Chongxian (Hu Chongxian, 1912-1989)
Christie’s Hong Kong, Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, 31 May 2016, Lot 1256.

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The recipient of this painting, Hu Chongxian (Hu Chung-Hsien, 1912-1989), was known as the official photographer for Chiang-Kai-Shek. In Taiwan, he became acquainted with Zhang Daqian, who admired his work and often inscribed poems on his photographs.

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