XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LUO WENBEN & LUO WEIFANGLuo Wenben (Lo Van Bon, 1920-2010) was a successful banker from Southern China. His wife, Weifang (Lo Wei Fong, 1923-2014), was a student who knew Xu Beihong. The couple eventually became avid art collectors and were acquainted with many artists.
XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)

Magpie on Branch

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XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)
Magpie on Branch
Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on paper
30 7/8 x 16 in. (78.4 x 40.6 cm)
Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
Dated late spring, twenty-fifth year (of the Republic, 1936)
Dedicated to Weifang (Lo Wei Fong, 1923-2014)

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Lot Essay

Xu Beihong gifted this painting to Luo Weifang when he was a professor and she a student in Sichuan during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
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