Fine Chinese Paintings & Works of Art - 12 Nov 2019

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ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)SCHOLAR AND BAMBOOA Chinese painting on board

張大千 竹間高士 設色紙本 鏡框 一九五零年作

£2,000 - £3,000 £23,000

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)

SCHOLAR AND BAMBOO

A Chinese painting on board, ink and colour on paper, inscribed and signed Shi Di Wen xian sheng zheng zhi, Shu Jun Zhang Daqian Yuan, with two artist's seals, together with an exhibition catalogue signed by Zhang Daqian and dedicated to Mr Stephens, 21.5cm x 18cm. (2)

Provenance: from the collection of George Aveline Valentine Stephens (1928-2017) and thence by descent. This painting and catalogue were given to him during the New Delhi Daqian Exhibition in January 1950. Mr Stephens was in the Royal Navy, and then went on to work at Pan American Airways. In the 1950s, he joined the International Marine Oil Company Limited as their representative until it was taken over by Shell. He was the marketing representative for Shell in Bahrain, and then became the marketing executive at their London head office.

張大千 竹間高士 設色紙本 鏡框 一九五零年作
款識:施諦文先生正之,蜀郡張大千爰。
鈐印:張爰之印、大千。
來源:施諦文先生(George Aveline Valentine Stephens 1928-2017)收藏,之後由後人繼承。此畫的上款人施諦文先生於1950年1月16及17日在印度德里舉行的的大千畫展上幸會張大千,一見如故,於是大千將此幅《竹間高士》圖及簽名畫展圖錄一同贈予施諦文先生。自此之後,《竹簡高士》一直珍藏在施諦文的公文皮包中,跟著他周遊列國直至逝世。施諦文先生曾經是一名皇家海軍,退役後加入了泛美世界航空,正式因為工作的原因在印度出差期間結識了張大千。1950年代後期他加入了海洋石油公司並擔任其公司銷售代表。幾年後公司被殼牌石油(Shell)收購,他被委任巴林群島市場部代表然後升任為殼牌公司倫敦總部市場行政經理。

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