Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)  Spring Mountain of Sichuan
Lot 892
Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)
Spring Mountain of Sichuan
Sold for HK$ 3,700,000 (US$ 472,609) inc. premium

Lot Details
Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)  Spring Mountain of Sichuan
Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)
Spring Mountain of Sichuan
Ink and colour on paper, framed
Signed Baoshi, with one seal of the artist
Dated dingyou year (1957)
47.5 x 55cm (18¾ x 21⅝in).

Footnotes

  • Exhibited and Illustrated:
    Exhibition of Paintings By Famous Chinese Artists, Hong Kong, The City Hall Exhibition Hall, 17 to 19 May 1962, pamphlet no.17531

    Provenance:
    Private British collection. This lot was purchased by the current owner's grandfather, Tuh Faung Zing, who was born in Ningbo, China in 1907. Mr. Zing went to England to undertake an apprenticeship for the cotton mills in the late 1920's, he married an English girl and subsequently moved back to China and settled in Shanghai, where he worked as a manager at a local cotton mill factory. In the late 1930's, the family moved to Hong Kong and lived here till the late 1970's before immigrating to England. In Hong Kong, Mr. Zing worked as a senior manager at Nanyang Cotton Mill in Kowloon and was well respected in the community. The three paintings he purchased in 1962 have been kept in the family, the first of which, Feeding the Donkeys by Huang Zhou, was sold in this saleroom on 3 April 2018, Fine Chinese Paintings sale, lot 160.

    傅抱石 蜀山圖 設色紙本 鏡框 一九五七年作

    款識:
    丁酉(1957)三月,抱石作。

    鈐印:抱石私印

    展覽及著錄:
    《名家國畫展覽》,香港大會堂八樓展覽廳,1962年5月17日至19日,目錄編號17531

    來源:
    英國私人珍藏。原藏家,即現藏家祖父,一九〇七年生於浙江寧波,二十年代末負笈英格蘭學習紡織,娶英籍女子為妻,學成攜妻返國,定居上海,任公益紗廠經理。三十年代末與妻子一家三口移居香港,後任職九龍南洋紗廠高級管理人員。居港四十年,直至七十年代末方舉家移民倫敦。一九六二年香港大會堂展覽中,該藏家共購得三幅作品,一直保留原裝原框,由家人繼承珍藏,直至今春方始釋出其中一幅,即黃冑〈飼驢圖〉,見香港邦瀚斯二〇一八年四月三日《中國書畫》拍賣,拍品編號160,本幅為其二。

    註:附藏家提供的展覽價目表,本幅以港幣五百元購得。
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