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The Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings By Chang Dai-Chien ── A Master’s Secrets Unveiled

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Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien, 1899-1983)
AN INVITATION TO RUSTICATE
with four seals of the artist

Inscription:
Break no more your word and fail the streams and hills;
Ten years past, the pines are overgrown with vines .
I beekon you anew to share (with me) the mountain colours;
The only worry is the dusty world will not let go.
In the seventh lunar month of the bingwu year, I painted the Mogi Garden, São Paulo, and sent it to you, my “brother” Ling-mei,
knowing that I have been looking forward to (your visit). Yuan.
splashed ink and colour on paper, framed, 1966
67 BY 188 CM. 26 3/8 BY 74 IN.
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Exhibited

Hong Kong, City Hall, Exhibition of Recent Works by Zhang Daqian, 30 December 1966–4 January, 1967
Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Art Gallery, The Mei Yun Tang
Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-chien, 17 April-23 May 1993
Japan, Tokyo, Shoto Museum of Art, The Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-chien, 5 April-21 May 1995
Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, The Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-chien, 28 February-27 April 1997

Literature

Exhibition of the Recent Works by Daqian, exhibition catalogue, Hong Kong, 1966, pl. 53
The Painting Collection of Zhang Daqian, edited by Kao Ling-mei, Eastern Society,
January 1967, p. 130-131
Mingpao Monthly, Issue 13, Mingpao Newspapers Limited, Hong Kong, January 1967
The Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-chien, edited by Kao Mayching, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 1993, pl. 121
Han Mo 40, Special Study on Zhang Daqian’s Early Landscape Paintings, Han Mo Xuan Publishing Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, May 1993, p. 130
Nexus between past and Present”, written by Kao Mayching, published in Twenty-First
Century, issue No. 17, June 1993, p. 52
The Paintings of Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien): Unity of Tradition and Modernity”,
written by Kao Mayching, published in Arts of Asia, May-June 1994, p. 65
The Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-chien, Shoto Museum of Art,
Japan, 1995, pl. 119

The Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings By Chang Dai-Chien ── A Master’s Secrets Unveiled

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Hong Kong