FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF DR K S LO (LOTS 852-857) This group of six works was once in the collection of Dr. K S Lo (1910-1995). Born in Mei County, San Xiang Village, Dr. Lo graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1934. On an occasion in Shanghai for business in 1936, he attended a talk entitled Soya Bean: The Cow of China, which inspired him to produce a nutritious family drink that was affordable to the general public. This gave birth to Vitasoy, which has become a household brand in Hong Kong and Asia. Dr. Lo’s passion for business and love for his people also extended to his passion for studying and collecting Chinese art. In the realms of Chinese classical paintings he focused in collecting works of the Ming and Qing period, like Chen Zun’s Crested Myna (Lot 852), Zha Shibao’s Landscape after Yuan Masters (Lot 855), and Shitao’s Pine and Rock (Lot 856). These three paintings were recorded in the Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Paintings: Second Series published by the University of Tokyo Press in 1998.
Pine and Rock
Handscroll, ink on paper
32.5 x 383 cm. (11 ¾ x 150 ¾ in.)
Inscribed and signed, with three seals of the artist
Dated second month, jimao year (1699)
Dedicated to Jingchuan Mingfu (officer Deng Youqing)
Five collector’s seals, including two of Xu Shichang (1854-1939) on the mounting
Colophon and titleslip by Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997), dated autumn, dingyou year (1957), with a total of four seals
Dr. K S Lo Collection.