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Rare Gold-Green Landscape by Zhang Daqian

Rare Gold-Green Landscape by Zhang Daqian


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1950: Item # 1270450
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53 X 24½ inches 134.6 X 62.2 cm Color & Gold on Gold-Coated Paper Dated 1945 Inscribed and signed with two artist seals.This hanging scroll of Gold-Green Landscape on Gold-Coated paper, as attributed to Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), is extremely rare. It is both magnificent and elegant. The painting depicts an ancient scholar, dressed in traditional attires, stands on a rocky platform. Amid a sea of floating white clouds are towering mountains and age-old pines. According to its inscription, the artist paints this gold-green landscape in the style of Huang He Shan Qiao, namely Wang Meng , one of the Four Painting Masters of Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). The inscribed poem. according to Zhang, is also borrowed from Wang Meng.Due to their expensive media and technically demanding accomplishments, gold-green landscape paintings by Zhang Daqian on gold-coated paper are extremely rare and invaluable. Such masterpieces are mostly collected by the artist's own collection of Dafengtang (House of a Grand Style), seldom available to art collectors in the world. It is from a New York family collection.