Lot 1137
  • 1137

ZHANG DAQIAN (CHANG DAI-CHIEN) 1899-1983 | TAO YUANMING ENJOYING CHRYSANTHEMUMS

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold
68,750 USD
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Description

  • Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien, 1899-1983)
  • TAO YUANMING ENJOYING CHRYSANTHEMUMS
  • ink and color on paper, mounted for framing
  • 63.7 by 43 cm. 25 by 16 7/8  in.
(1) signed Yuanweng, dated the sixty-third year of the Republic, the thirtieth day of the sixth lunar month (August 17, 1974), with two seals of the artist, shu jun, zhang yuan yin(2) signed Daqian jushi Zhang Yuan, dated the same year, the ninth day of the ninth month (October 23, 1974), with a dedication

Catalogue Note

Artist's inscription:
I am ever jealous of Tao Pengze, who in poverty pleased himself with chrysanthemums. Now that the Double Ninth Festival has come, I realize I must repay my wine debts. The thirtieth day of the sixth month of the sixty-third year of the Republican era (1974). Old Yuan has been sick for three months and almost died. Today, suddenly feeling relieved, he attempts a few brush strokes. Observing him from the side, his family members see no sign of illness at all.
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