Discovering the Wonders of Chinese Paintings | The Collection of Dr. Oskar Trautmann


In the 1930’s, German Ambassador Dr. Oskar Trautmann worked tirelessly to broker peace between China and Japan…and in the process fell in love with Chinese Art. In this episode of Sotheby’s Stories, learn how Dr. Trautmann became enamoured with the wonders of Chinese Paintings. See how his passion for collecting intricately crafted hanging scrolls led him to champion the works of artists such as Xu Beihong, Wang Jiyuan and Qi Baishi across Germany. Discover how pieces from his meticulously amassed collection survived the chaos of WWII and are now being displayed as part of the Sotheby’s ‘Fine Chinese Paintings’ auction (11 October).

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