Fine Chinese Paintings & Works of Art - 23 Nov 2021


XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)

徐悲鴻(1895-1953) 戰馬圖

£20,000 - £30,000 £275,000

XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)


A fine Chinese scroll painting, ink and colour on paper, inscribed, signed Beihong and dated dingchou year (1937), with two artist's seals, dedicated to Yu Dawei (1897-1993), the other inscription by Yu Dawei with one seal, dated 5th May 1943, given to Field Marshal Wavell as his 60th birthday, 130cm x 38cm.

Provenance: Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, CMG, MC, KStJ, PC, 1883-1950, and thence by descent.

Yu Dawei (1897-1993) served as the Minister of Transport and National Defence and Lieutenant General of the Republic of China Army. He studied philosophy and mathematics at both Harvard and Berlin Universities. Yu later received a formal education in ballistics and artillery and played a crucial role in the modernization and reformation of the national military defence of the Republic of China.

徐悲鴻(1895-1953) 戰馬圖
設色紙本 立軸
俞大維 (1897-1993),中華民國陸軍中將,美國哈佛大學哲學博士,畢業後至德國柏林大學深造,曾任中華民國交通部部長、國防部部長等職。余其後逐漸轉向彈道、砲術研究,積極為中華民國國防軍現代化改革作出重大貢獻。

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