Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien, 1899-1983)  Boating At Sunset
Lot 822
Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien, 1899-1983)
Boating At Sunset
Sold for HK$ 2,375,000 (US$ 303,257) inc. premium

Lot Details
FROM THE COLLECTION OF HENRY TAO-SZE HSIA (1923-2003)
FROM THE COLLECTION OF HENRY TAO-SZE HSIA (1923-2003)
夏道師博士舊藏
LOT 822

Dr. Henry Tao-Sze Hsia (Xia Daoshi, 1923-2003) was an aerospace engineer and research scientist. Born to the prominent Republic era legal scholar and adjudicator Xia Qin (1892-1950), Dr. Hsia obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at the National Chiao Tung University in Shanghai (now the Shanghai Jiao Tong University) before emigrating to the United States in 1947, and subsequently obtained his Master's and Ph.D at Harvard and Stanford Universities, respectively. After relocating with his family to the Northern California Bay Area in 1957, Dr. Hsia worked as an engineer and consultant for such companies as Lockheed and General Electric.

In addition to his many scientific achievements documented in publications and patents, Dr. Hsia held a deep appreciation for Chinese art and culture, and promoted Chinese culture by establishing a local Chinese Cultural Association and Chinese language school, as well as teaching Chinese history at the local community college. He led, and was an active member of, the Bay Area Chinese Society of Performing Arts. During his lifetime, Dr. Hsia and his wife Zhong Qi befriended and hosted many prominent Chinese scholars and artists, most notably Zhang Daqian, Hu Shi, Yu Youren, and Hou Beiren. In the early 1970s, Dr. Hsia and Zhang Daqian established a close acquaintance, the two sharing a love of traditional Peking opera. It was during the Hsia family's visits to Zhang Daqian's Monterey residence Huanbi'an when Dr. Hsia was gifted paintings by Zhang. Dr. Hsia treasured his collection of paintings and ceramics, and delighted in showing them to friends and students alike. Selected paintings from the Henry Tao-Sze Hsia collection are being offered by members of his family.

夏道師,美籍華人航空航天工程專家,祖籍江蘇泰州,其父為民國時期名法學家及司法官員夏勤(1892-1950)。夏道師於一九四四年獲上海交通大學理學士學位。一九四七年赴美後,於一九四八年獲哈佛大學理科碩士學位,一九六六年獲斯坦福大學博士學位。夏道師於1957年攜眷移居北加州舊金山灣區後, 先後於洛克希德導彈和航天公司,加州通用電氣公司等機構,擔任研究科學家、高級工程師或顧問等要職。主要著作有《火箭推進淺説》 (1968)。

夏氏忱於祖國文化藝術,開創舊金山華人表演藝術學會,曾任帕洛阿爾托市美籍華人科學和文化協會理事,並教授中國語言、歷史課程,致力推廣中國文化及歷史。夏道師與夫人鍾頎居美期間,結識多位學者與藝術家,如張大千、胡適、于右任等。夏氏與張大千尤其交好,兩人同好中國傳統戲曲兿術,特別是京劇。大千於上世紀七十年代初移居蒙特利後,道師屢屢攜同家人造訪環蓽庵,並於同時期獲張大千相贈畫作。
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Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien, 1899-1983)
Boating At Sunset
Ink and color on paper, laid down on wood board, framed
Inscribed and signed Daqian Zhang Yuan, with five seals of the artist
Dated the sixty-third year of the Republic era and jiayin year (1974)
134.5 x 69cm (53 x 27¼in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Acquired directly from the artist, and thence by descent

    張大千 落日泛舟圖 設色紙本 鏡框 一九七四年作

    款識:
    落日西風野水湄,扁舟便有五湖思。素書未抵煙波遠,斜竹還抽獨繭絲。
    六十三年甲寅(1974)二月。道師吾兄、鐘頎夫人儷教。大千張爰。

    鈐印:
    環蓽盦、張爰之印、大千居士、一隻眼、三千大千

    來源:
    直接得自畫家寫贈,後由其子女繼承
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