Lotus, by Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), China, 1963. Ink and color on paper. Gift of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Wong Pao Hsie, 1992.237
image height: 28 in, 71.1200 cm; image width: 52 in, 132.0800 cm; overall height: 79 in, 200.6600 cm; overall width: 58 in, 147.3200 cm
by Zhang Daqian (1899-1983)
Ink and color on paper
Gift of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Wong Pao Hsie
One of the most influential painters of twentieth-century China, Zhang Daqian is said to have transformed traditional Chinese painting into a contemporary form. He combined the talent and skill of the masters with the bold, innovative brushwork of a modern artist. This painting is inscribed, “Dedicated to Madam Shu Qing (Mrs. Wong Pao Hsie], a connoisseur, for her amusement. Dated the spring of 1963.”
Created by Zhang Daqian in 1963; painting dedicated and given to Madame Shu Qing by artist; by descent to son Harold Wong; 1992, DAM collection, gift of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Wong Pao Hsie.
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