Acquired directly from the family of the artist.
PROPERTY FROM THE HEINEMANN FAMILY COLLECTION
Originally from Berlin, the Heinemann family fled to Shanghai after the Night of the Broken Glass incident in 1938. During the fourteen years the family lived there, they opened a bookstore and gallery in Concession, where they sold books and works of art, as well as bound manuals for painting and calligraphy. The Heinemann family was personally acquainted with the artist’s family and Mrs. Paula Heinemann learned her book binding from the artist’s family.