1239
1239

WORKS BY ZHAO SHAO'ANG FROM THE GOLDBELL COLLECTION (LOTS 1239-1240)

Zhao Shao'ang
WILLOWS BY THE LAKESIDE
Estimate
1,200,0001,500,000
LOT SOLD. 2,000,000 HKD
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1239

WORKS BY ZHAO SHAO'ANG FROM THE GOLDBELL COLLECTION (LOTS 1239-1240)

Zhao Shao'ang
WILLOWS BY THE LAKESIDE
Estimate
1,200,0001,500,000
LOT SOLD. 2,000,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Chinese Paintings

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Hong Kong

Zhao Shao'ang
(1905-1998)
WILLOWS BY THE LAKESIDE
signed SHAO'ANG, dated 1961, inscribed, and with three seals of the artist

INSCRIPTION:
The second lunar month of xinchou year, 1961, spring. Shao'ang painted the lakeside scenery in Golden Gate, Oakland.


ink and colour on paper, framed
60.8 by 105.3 cm. 24 3/8 by 41 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's Hong Kong, Fine Chinese Paintings, Oct 2008, Lot 1014

Exhibited

Taipei, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Traditional into Contemporary – Masterpieces from the Great Contemporary Chinese Painters, December 5, 2009 to January 27, 2010
Hong Kong, Sotheby’s, Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy from 20th Century Masters: The Goldbell Collection, October 2-6, 2015

Literature

Light House Monthly, issue 63, Christian Witness Press, Hong Kong, September 1, 1961, p.2
Traditional into Contemporary – Masterpieces from the Great Contemporary
Chinese Painters, Xi Zhi Tang Publishing Co., Ltd., Taipei, December 2009, p.232-233
Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy from 20th Century Masters: The Goldbell Collection, Sotheby's Hong Kong Limited, October 2015, pl.34

Catalogue Note

In March 1960, Zhao Shao’ang was invited to hold an exhibition at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. He spent almost a year in the United States, where he lectured, gave painting demonstrations, and exhibited at various museum and universities along the West coast, where he was warmly received.

During his stay, he visited scenic sites and created a number of sketches from life. However, only a few of them were later developed into full-fledged paintings, and the present work is one of them. Willows by the Lakeside depicts the shore of a lake in Oakland: wild yellow flowers scattered over a field of grass interspersed with weeping willow trees, enfolding a curtain of rustling green on the upper part of the painting. The surface of the lake, smooth as a mirror, reflects the clear blue sky, punctuated only by a few white sails afar. The artist used fine brushwork and a beautiful palette of mainly light blues and verdant greens hues, rendering tonal changes on the lake with subtle washes, characteristic of the Lingnan School and reminiscent of Western watercolours. This is undoubtedly an outstanding work from the painter’s most productive period.

Fine Chinese Paintings

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Hong Kong