25 May 2009
DENG FEN (1894-1964)
Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
27 x 79.6 cm. (10 2/3 x 31 1/3 in.)
Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
Dedicated to Lei Junshi
Dated jiawu year (1954)
Two collectors' seal
This painting was dedicated to Junshi.
Lei Junshi was a renowned collector. Passionate about painting and calligraphy, Lei was involved in the artistic circle that included artists such as Deng Fen, Li Yanshan, and Deng Erya.
In the autumn of 1939, Lei held a popular literati gathering while residing in Haojiang with his student Yu Kuangfu and his son Deng Ziyu. This was attended by artists Li Yanshan, Shen Zhongqiang, and Zhang Xiangning, among others.
Executed in 1954 during Leis visit to Hong Kong, the present lot was painted by the artist as a token of friendship. This painting is marked by its unique subject matter and its refined brushstrokes.
Collection of Mr.Lei Junshi
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