PROPERTY FROM THE GENERAL HUANG FAMILY COLLECTION
The following lots xxxx-xxxx were assembled by General Huang Jie (Huang Chieh, 1902-1995), who was also known as Dayun. Born in Changsha, Huang Jie was one of the first graduates of the prestigious Whampoa Military Academy in 1925. The General served in numerous important military and administrative capacities throughout his long career. He distinguished himself early on by successfully defending important posts against the Japanese occupation. These efforts culminated in several successful sieges in 1944 and the capture of the strategic Linlong in Yunnan. In 1949 General Huang led 30,000 troops to Vietnam and occupied Phu Quoc Island. Thereafter he decided to settle in Taiwan. There he served in senior civilian capacities, first as the Governor of Taiwan Province from 1962 to 1969 and then the Minister of Defence from 1969 to 1972.
General Huang was an enthusiastic art practitioner and aficionado. He was a skilful poet and avid calligrapher. He befriended many of the artists of his period and enjoyed looking at paintings with them, as well as often collecting their works, including those of Zhang Daqian, Qi Baishi, and Pu Ru.