ZHANG DA QIAN (1899-1983)
THE GRAND VIEW OF CHAO MOUNTAIN
A Chinese scroll painting, ink and colour on paper, title-slip reads Chao Shan Da Qian ju shi hua, Ke Duan ti, inscribed, dated February of the yi si year (1965), signed Zhang Da Qian Yuan with two artist's seals, 191cm x 101cm.
Provenance: from an English private collection, given by the artist to the owner's father over afternoon tea, between c.1960 to 1980.
The title-slip is signed by Zeng Ke Duan (1900-1976), who was a famous calligrapher and professor at the University of Hong Kong. Zeng was Zhang Da Qian's closest friend and partner, Da Qian asked Zeng to inscribe most of his important oeuvre.