Winning Bid: $33,000
Zhang Daqian (Chinese), A Landscape Painting Given To Zhongfu:
H: 26 1/4, W: 10 7/8 in. (painting)(H: 66.68, W: 27.62 cm. (painting))
Zhang Daqian (Chinese)
A landscape painting given to Zhongfu
Watercolor and ink on paper, on silk backing
Sold with two accompany documents given to Zhongfu by Tsinghua Alumni Associations; with inscription, signature and three seals.
1. This work shows a vivid, elegant landscape painting by Zhang Daqian in 1952 and a dedicated gift to Huang Zhongfu. In the painting, a scholar stands under an enormous boulder, jgazing at its waterfall. The boulder is outlined with ink, and slightly dyed, possessing a rigid, precise contour. The scholar dons a delicate robe. Below him, a book boy is carrying a guqin up the mountain. 2. A list of participants in the 1980 Tsinghua Alumni Celebration, with thanks to Mr. Huang Zhongfu, as the General Director of Tsinghua University in New York, for his outstanding contribution to the arrangement of this event. 3. A Chinese couplet gifted to Huang, by Shen Liwei. All three works are from the same collector. Huang Zhongfu was a native of Shuiche Town, Mei County. His father, Huang Xiquan, was a member of the Senate of the National Assembly. After the second Sino-Japanese War, Huang Zhongfu was demobilized and served as a supervisor of the Guangdong Branch of the General Administration of Rehabilitation and Relief of the Executive Yuan, and then as a professor of the Department of Physical Education of Guangdong Institute of Arts and Sciences. In 1947, Huang moved to Hong Kong to work as an air freight manager for Pan Am. He then founded and managed Hency Transportation with friends until his retirement. Huang immigrated to the United States and lived in New York City since 1965, where he worked in the tourism industry and served as president of the Tsinghua University Alumni Association. He passed away in 2005 at the age of 97. $Christie’s, Hong Kong, May 2011, Lot 2626.
畫款識：壬辰七月似中孚仁兄法家正之，大千張爰大風堂作。 鈐印：張爰（白）；大千鉥（朱） 清華校友會於一九八零年爲慶祝清華七十週年校慶聚會人員留念資料。其中特別鳴謝了美國紐約同學會總幹事黃中孚先生。 對聯款識：日麗萱堂成天象，春傳梅嶺入壽杯。中孚學長八秩嵩壽榮慶，旅美清華同學會、董事會、幹事會同仁敬賀。浙鄞沈立威撰並題。 鈐印：大吉祥（白）；壽（朱）；立武翰墨（朱） 第一件作品爲張大千畫作，作於一九五二年，落中孚上款。畫中巨石下有一高士駐足，仰望巨石飛瀑。山石以墨線勾勒，稍加皴染，堅硬的質感和精確的外輪廓，頗有北宋山水畫的意趣。高士衣紋細緻流暢，意態灑脫，山腳下還有一琴童拎琴上山。整體畫面形象生動，色彩淡雅，尤顯畫家功底。 第二件爲一九八零年清華校友慶的參與人名單，並感謝了黃中孚先生作爲清華大學紐約總幹事，爲校友們的聯繫做出了傑出貢獻。 第三件作品是中孚上款，沈立威的書法對聯。 本組三件作品均得自於同一藏家。 黃中孚系梅縣水車鎮人，其父黃錫銓曾任國會參議院議員。抗戰勝利後，黃中孚復員任行政院善後救濟總署廣東分署監察專員及廣東省文理學院體育系教授。1947年遷居香港從商，在泛美航空公司任空運部經理，後與友人創辦均輝貨運公司直至退休。1965年移民在美國紐約市定居，其間他仍在旅遊界工作，還擔任清華大學同學會會長。2005年去世，享年97歲。
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Very good, minor foxing.
Mrs. Huang in Hartford, Connecticut. By descent from her father-in-law, Huang Zhongfu, to whom it was gifted. Huang Zhongfu was a native of Shuiche Town, Meixian County, China, where his father was a prominent politician. He studied geology at Tsinghua University and developed a life-long bond with sports, representing the university in football matches across the country in the 1920’s. His skill was such that he became known as the ‘king of the ball.’ After graduating from the Department of Geology at Tsinghua Unvieristy in 1934, Zhongfu continued as a teaching assistant in physical education. His sports teaching career took him to Springfield College in Massachussets, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in physical education, and then to Southwest United University in Kunming, where he was a lecturer. During the Sino-Japanese War, he served as a sports teacher to the interpreter training class hosted by the Military Commission Field Service Corps and the director of the US Army’s guest house in China. Following the war, he was appointed to the Supervisor of the Guandong Branch of the General Administration of Rehabilitation and Relief Department of the Executive Yuan while also being promoted to the post of professor of the Department of Physcal Education of Guandong Academy of Arts and Sciences. He emigrated to Hong Kong in 1947 and to the United States in 1965, during which time he transitioned into the tourism industry and helped found Junhui Freight. He remained closely tied to the international alumni community of Tsinghua University until his death in 2005 at the age of 97. Lot 493 from our Asian Art Auction on July 26, 2020 was from Mrs. Huang and was also given to Huang Zhongfu by Zhang Daqian.