Xu Beihong

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XU BEIHONG Tianmu Mountians

Christie's /May 27, 2013
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Xu Beihong - Grazing Under The Tree

Xu Beihong - Grazing Under The Tree

Original 1943
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Lot number: 1277
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Xu Beihong (1895-1953) Grazing Under the Tree Ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll Inscribed and signed Beihong, with two seals of the artist Dated guiwei year (1943) Inscription on the cover of the wooden box by Zhang Bo, dated 1953, and with a dedication to the United States Ambassador to South Korea, Ellis O. Briggs (1899-1976) 148cm x 53cm (58¼in x 21in). Footnotes Provenance: Important private collection, the United States 徐悲鴻 樹下駿馬 設色紙本 立軸 一九四三年作 款識:悲鴻,癸未(1943)。 鈐印:悲鴻、蜀與天地精神往來 木盒題識:謹呈駐韓美國大使,(韓文四字不錄)閣下法正,一九五三年聖誕佳節,張勃。 來源: 美國重要私人收藏
Xu Beihong -  'galloping Horse'

Xu Beihong - 'galloping Horse'

Original 1936
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Lot number: 61
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Lot 61: Xu Beihong, Rare Ink Painting 'Galloping Horse', China, 1936 Xu Beihong (1895-1953) Description: Ink on paper China, 1936 Xu Beihong(1895-1953) - Important Chinese painter Upper right dated, stamped with artist's seal and signed 'Xu Beihong' Lower left collector's seal 麦谦德 (Mai Qian De), the Chinese name of Livingston T. Merchant A further, fragmentary collector's seal in the lower left corner Mounted on paper with a silk brocade frame, framed Freely painted and lifelike depiction Overall dimensions, framed: 125 x 65.5 cm; image size: 109 x 51 cm Good condition Provenance: Collection of Livingston T. Merchant; the work has been owned by the family since the 1940s, it has never been shown to the public and is unique in its sketch-like execution A dynamic work in the typical style of the important artist Xu Beihong; his ink drawings of horses from the same period fetch over 3,700,000 Euros on the international auction market This Chinese ink painting from 1936 was created by the important painter Xu Beihong (1895-1953) and shows one of his most famous motifs - a horse. The painting is a sketch in which the artist has captured a galloping horse with rough contours. The drawing shows Xu Beihong's typical brushwork, creating a dynamic, which can only be captured by a master of ink painting. The work is fresh to the market. It has been in the family's possession since the 1940s and has never before been shown to the public. Its sketch-like execution makes it a unique piece by one of the most celebrated Chinese artists. The work is dated, stamped with the artist's seal and signed 'Xu Beihong' upper right. Another fragmentary seal - a collector's seal - is located in the lower left corner. The characters 麦 谦 (May Qian) and 德 (De) form the Chinese name of the collector Livingston T. Merchant 麦 谦 德 (May Qiande). The US-American diplomat (1903-1976) worked for the US delegation in Nanjing in 1948. The work of Xu Beihong is in good condition with signs of age and wear. Stains and small kinks in the painting as well as marginal blemishes to the mount are visible. The image size is 109 x 51 cm and the overall size measures 125 x 65.5 cm. Xu Beihong (1895-1953) Xu Beihong was born in Yixiang in 1895 and was one of the world's most famous, most sought after and most expensive Chinese painters, an undisputed master painter. He combined in his works the stylistic elements of Western and Chinese painting. In 1919 he studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Paris and visited other European cities. In 1928 he returned to China and became a professor at the Nanjing University. Later he was the leader of the Beijing University and took the position of Director at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He was one of the first Chinese artists who mastered the art of Western oil painting.
Xu Beihong - Horse Under A Willow Tree

Xu Beihong - Horse Under A Willow Tree

Original 1942
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Lot number: 759
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759 Xu Beihong 1895-1953 HORSE UNDER A WILLOW TREE signed Beihong, dated renwu (1942), with one seal of the artist, Xu ink and color on paper, hanging scroll 96.5 by 41.5 cm. 38 by 16 5/16 in. Estimate 50,000 - 80,000 USD Print Please notify me when the condition report is available
Xu Beihong - Tianmu Mountians

Xu Beihong - Tianmu Mountians

Original 1934
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Lot number: 1201
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XU BEIHONG (1895-1953) Tianmu Mountians Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist Dated autumn, jiaxu year (1934) Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper 108 x 108 cm. (42 1/2 x 42 1/2 in.) 20th Century FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF THE DR K S LO COLLECTION Dr. K S Lo was born in 1910 in Mei County, San Xiang Village. At the age of 10 he went to Malaysia with his mother, where they reunited with his father, Luo Jinxing, who at the time was working at the Ren Sheng Tang Medicinal Shop. In 1934 he graduated from the University of Hong Kong and joined the company where his father worked and was soon appointed Hong Kong manager of the firm's real estate branch. On one occasion in 1936 Dr. Lo was in Shanghai for business, he attended a talk entitled "Soya Bean: The Cow of China," which introduced the great benefits of soya bean and their high protein content - this lecture changed his life, when he witnessed the malnutrition of the people in Hong Kong after the World War. With the thought of building an empire to "save his people", Dr. Lo sought to create a family drink that was not only affordable but also contained the necessary nutrients for health. Dr. Lo then produced the now famous "Vitasoy", establishing his company in 1940. Vitasoy quickly spread to become a household name and expanded beyond Hong Kong to become one of the most recognizable brands in Asia. Dr. Lo's passion for business and love for his people also extending to his passion for studying and collecting Chinese art. With a particular focus on Chinese arts and culture, he turned his interest to Yixing teapots and actively collected them from the 1950's onwards. He formed a great collection which he donated to the Hong Kong people in 1981 when he established the K. S. Lo Teaware Museum, now situated in Hong Kong Park. In addition to his interest in Chinese ceramics and works of art, he also concentrated on collecting Chinese paintings and supported younger artists and the different exhibitions that were held across town. Having successfully sold Dr. K S Lo's collection of Zhang Daqian and Wu Guanzhong paintings in May 2011, Christie's is proud to present a selection of Dr. Lo's paintings that reflect his collecting interests and passion for Chinese arts and culture. Xu returned to Shanghai from Europe in 1927 and settled at the National Central University in Nanjing in 1929, while actively exhibiting in South East Asia. A great supporter of "realism", this painting harks back to Xu's training in Western techniques in watercolour and perspective. Tianmu Mountains are revealed through a water-colour-like misty execution. Using a square composition and placing a single man at the edge of the cliff gazing towards the majestic rolling hills, Xu juxtaposes the diminutiveness of the man against the greatness of the cypress trees, which stand in further contrast to the great hills in the beyond, enveloped by light mist. Paintings such as these reflect Xu's travels around China to sketch different scenery and find inspiration in nature, with underlying tones of yearning for a peaceful life and peace in his home country without the worries of war. Created in 1934, Xu used brushstrokes of varying wetness, intensity and tones to give form to the mountains, the light wash at the crucial meeting points of mountain and mist that give the former a faraway distance . The hardness of the cliff and the sturdiness of the trees achieved through Xu's use of colour and brushwork contrast with the light wash of the mountains, complementing one another to create an ambience of harmony and elegance. The unpainted paper in the lower right corner is particularly effective in giving viewers an illusion of distance as it cuts the composition, giving further distance to the mountains receding in the background. This rare example is the epitome of Xu's belief in blending Western techniques with Chinese subject matters to achieve a new form of Chinese modern painting.
Xu Beihong - Running Horse

Xu Beihong - Running Horse

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Lot number: 103
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Lot 103: * XU BEIHONG (1895 - 1953), * RUNNING HORSE Xu Beihong (1895-1953) Description: 50.5 x 35 cm. Ink painting on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting. Signed: "drawn by Beihong with a runny brush". Provenance: collection of Antonin Hasek. Published: Lubor Hajek - Cínské umení (Chinese Art), Prague, SNKLHU, 1954, text p. 180, illustration no. 172. A. Hoffmeister, L. Hajek, E. Rychterova - Současné čínské malířství (Contemporary Chinese Painting), NČVU, Prague, 1959, p. 70 and 71.
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