PROPERTY OF THE MASTER OF THE TREASURING THREE LOTUSES DWELLING (LOT 1353) The Master of the Treasuring Three Lotuses Dwelling was born in Suzhou and raised in Shanghai. She studied acupuncture under Fei Zibin (1890-1981) and is well-educated in Chinese opera and traditional Chinese medicine. She was invited by Panorama Magazine’s chief editor Shen Weichuang to write for the magazine. Through these connections, she befriended Zhang Daqian. When Shen wanted to give Pink Lotus to her and asked the artist, Zhang happily agreed and reminisced that he painted another Red Lotus in 1976. Zhang ultimately decided to paint one more lotus painting for her and gifted her the studio name “Treasuring Three Lotuses Dwelling”, demonstrating their friendship.
ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)
Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
24 x 63 cm. (9 ½ x 24 ¾ in.)
Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
Dated fourth month, gengyin year (1950)
Further inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
Dedicated to Weichuang
This painting was gifted directly by Shen Weichuang (1918-1995) to the present owner.