1034
1034

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION

Guan Liang
CATTLE PASTURING
Estimate
1,000,0002,000,000
LOT SOLD. 5,640,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
1034

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION

Guan Liang
CATTLE PASTURING
Estimate
1,000,0002,000,000
LOT SOLD. 5,640,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Guan Liang
1899-1986
CATTLE PASTURING
executed in 1965
signed in Chinese; titled and signed in Chinese on the reverse
oil on canvas
55 by 67 cm; 21 ⅝ by 26 ⅜ in. 
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Provenance

Christie's, Taipei, 23 April 2000, Lot 11
Acquired directly from the above by the present important private Asian collector

Exhibited

Hong Kong, Furama Hotel Hall and Boya Art Exhibition Hall, An Exhibition of Guan-Liang’s Works: Oil Paintings & Chinese Paintings, December 1981 – Janauary 1982
Taipei, Lin & Keng Gallery, Guan Liang: 100 Years Retrospective Exhibition, 19 April - 14 May 2000

Literature

Guan Liang: 100 Years Retrospective Exhibition, Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, 2000, p. 57
Xue Jianhua, ed., Guan Liang, People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, Shanghai, 2009, p. 46
CANS Art News Editing Team, ed., Guan Liang 1900 - 1986, Chinese Art Books Co., Taipei, 2012, p.116

Catalogue Note

The Grand Stage of Humanity

If the stage can be thought of as a distillation of the world, then the world is a stage that is boundless. Guan Liang travelled extensively during this life; he studied abroad in Japan in his early years, then thoroughly explored the corners of his own country during the years of the Republic of China; With the establishment of the new China, beginning in the 1950s, the nation took on an entirely new appearance. Guan Liang’s landscape pieces reflect these scenes of socialist China. Completed in 1965, Cattle Pasturing (Lot 1034) illustrates the ease and bounty of life in the countryside. The mountain villages appear as they have since the beginning of civilization, the flourishing earth, a scene of peace and happiness with everyone in the family provided for.  

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