Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935
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Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935
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Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935 Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001) Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935
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Zhang Xueliang (1901-2001)
Album of painting and calligraphy, 1935
Ink and color on paper, the album with four double leaves of painting, each leaf with an inscription by the artist, three of the leaves signed "Hanqing", each painting with a seal of the artist, the fourth leaf dated "24th year" (1935), followed by a double leaf of calligraphy, also dated 1935, signed "Hanqing" with two seals of the artist, followed by two colophons in seven leaves of calligraphy.
4 7/8 x 9 3/4in (12.4 x 24.7cm), each double leaf

Footnotes

  • 張學良 書畫册 設色或水墨紙本 雙面册頁十二開 一九三五年作

    Provenance:
    Butterfield's, June 27, 2000, lot 3496 (partial lot)

    Zhang Xueliang was one of Chiang Kai-shek's most trusted generals, and the son of the Manchurian warlord Zhang Zuolin (1875-1928). Known as "Young Marshal" Zhang Xueliang dramatically altered the course of history in 1936 by meeting with Zhou Enlai and later in the year arresting Chiang Kai-shek in a successful attempt to suspend hostilities against the Communists in what became known as "the Xi'an Incident".

    The paintings in this album were created the year prior to that fateful event. With each leaf, the artist embraces traditional literati aesthetics, with skillful yet casual brushwork, calligraphic inscriptions inspired by clerical script, and even the use of an archaic alternate for the character "Han" in his signature. While relying on the past traditions, the compositions are daring and bold, and a reference to being inspired by a photographer named Chen Bolin, add a modern twentieth century touch. Although paintings by Zhang Xueliang are scarce, this album demonstrates the creative talents of an important historical figure.
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