HK0325_1138_lr_1

HK0325_1138_lr_2

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-Chien, 1899-1983), Emperor enjoying a breeze. photo courtesy Sotheby"s

ink and colour on silk, handscroll, with numerous seals, including seven collector's seals of Cheng Qi and four collector's seals of Chai Sian Kwan; painting: 52 by 129.5 cm. 20 1/2 by 51 in.annotation: 52 by 136 cm. 20 1/2 by 53 1/2 in. Estimate 4,000,000—6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 9,020,000 HKD

PROVENANCE: Previously in the collection of Cheng Qi

EXHIBITED: Washington D.C., Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Challenging the Past — The Paintings of Chang Dai-Chien, November 24, 1991 to April 5, 1992
New York, The Asia Society Gallery, Challenging the Past — The Paintings of Chang Dai-Chien, April 29 to July 19, 1992
St. Louis Art Museum, U.S.A., Challenging the Past — The Paintings of Chang Dai-Chien, August 28 to October 25, 1992

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Collections of Xuan Hui Tang, Xuan Hui Tang, January 1972, pp.1-2
Challenging the Past — The Paintings of Chang Dai-Chien, written by Fu Shen, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1991, pl.45
The Art of Chang Dai-chien, written by Ba Tong, National Museum of History, Taipei, December 1996, pl.113
A Chang Dai-chien Appears Only Once a Half-Millennium, written by Hwang Tien-tsai, Shi Jh Tang Press Ltd., Taipei, November 1998, p.109

Sotheby"s. Fine Chinese Paintings, 05 Oct 10, Hong Kong www.sothebys.com