Sheng Shaoxian (16th/17th century) Landscape in the manner of Huang Gongwang
Lot 274
Sheng Shaoxian (16th/17th century)
Landscape in the manner of Huang Gongwang
Sold for US$ 25,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
Sheng Shaoxian (16th/17th century) Landscape in the manner of Huang Gongwang
Sheng Shaoxian (16th/17th century)
Landscape in the manner of Huang Gongwang
Hanging scroll, ink and color on satin, inscribed and signed Sheng Shaoxian, followed by two artist's seals, Sheng Shaoxian yin and yu wei jixiang duo houfu, and one collector's seal Sha Rongcun, with a wood box the cover inscribed in dazheng genshen (1920).
74 x 19 1/2in (188 x 49.5cm)

Footnotes

  • 盛紹先 草亭松濤圖 設色綾本 立軸


    Property from the Collection of Sa Family

    Yun-Cheng Sa (1911-1988) was a native of Jiangyin county, Jiangsu province. A 1936 graduate of Shanghai's Hu Jiang University, he had earlier studied navigation at Marine Fisheries School. During WWII, he served as a political instructor for the Kuomintang in Chongqing, China's wartime capital. It was there that he married Hui-Ching Nieh in 1942, and where their children Sophie and Paul were born. The family moved to Shanghai in 1946, when Mr. Sa became manager of the overseas division of China's Communications Department; in 1948, he was named manager of the overseas shipping department of China Merchants Steam Navigation Company. While in Shanghai, he also served as instructor at Jiaotong University. In 1949, with the advance of the Chinese Communist forces, the family relocated with the government of the Republic of China to Taipei, Taiwan. After a brief stay there and still with China Merchants, Mr. Sa was assigned to Hong Kong and then to Tokyo as part of the diplomatic mission of the Republic of China, which was, in turn, a part of the Allied Occupation of Japan. He later established his own shipping firm, Cosmos Marine Development Company. In 1974, he and Mrs. Sa relocated from Tokyo to New York City. He passed away in 1988, at age 77.

    Mr. Sa was a scholar at heart. Even as he built his career, he pursued a master's degree in economics at Tokyo's Waseda University as well as other studies, and had an abiding love for traditional Chinese arts and culture. He began collecting Chinese paintings while in Japan.


    沙榮存(1911-1988)出生於江蘇省江陰縣,1936年自上海滬江大學畢業。抗日戰爭期間,在陪都重慶國民政府中擔任政治教員。在重慶期間,沙榮存與聶惠珍相遇相識,兩人於1942年喜結連理,之後不久便有了一雙兒女Sophia和Paul。1946年沙榮存被委任為交通部遠洋航運處經理,於是全家搬到上海居住。自1948年,沙榮存開始在招商局任職,兼在上海交通大學授課。全家於1949年遷往台灣 ,在台北短暫居住之後,由於工作變動,舉家先後輾轉於香港和東京。不久之後,沙榮存在東京成了立自己的航運公司──大華航運公司。1974年沙榮存攜全家從東京搬遷到紐約定居。1988年在紐約去世,享年七十七歲。

    沙榮存在航運事業及公司經營管理上都十分成功,但其自始至終都保持著學者的矜持,對文學藝術亦有濃厚的興趣。在東京生活時,他在早稻田大學進修各種課程,還獲得了經濟碩士學位。出於對中國傳統文化的熱愛,他在日本時期開始收藏中國書畫。
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