Sunrise Ink and colour on paper Inscribed and signed Sheng Liangxian, with one seal of the artist, dated 1996 67cm x 55cm
Provenance: Private Collection NSW, descended from the artist
盛亮賢 鴛鴦戲水 設色紙本 一九九六年作 款識: 丙子年夏日盛亮賢畫 钤印: 盛亮賢印
Sheng Liangxian, member of the Chinese Artists' Association (1962), was a professional Lianhuanhua artist. His work includes the very famous Dr. Bethune, introducing the doctor's life during the Sino-Japanese War in China, and other popular propaganda works during the Communist Era. During the 1990s, Mr Sheng also worked with a few overseas publishing houses, introducing tradition Chinese culture and history. His Trimetric Classic published in Singapore was chosen by UNESCO as a classic on Confucianism for the young. During his 30-year retirement, Mr Sheng created a large number of Chinese traditional paintings, genres including landscape, bird and flowers, and he was specialised in portraits. As the auction market for old Lianhuanhua works grows recently, Mr Sheng's works have become more and more popular amongst collectors. His watercolours featured in this section are all from a private collection of one of his descendants in New South Wales.
Lianhuanhua, literally "linked pictures" or "serial pictures", is a palm-size picture book of sequential drawings found in China in the early 20th century, and was made extremely popular during the Communist era.
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