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Wed, Jun 12, 2024 06:00PM EDT
Lot 1416

Anonymous, Pair of Large Framed Chinese Paintings of Lotus, Qing Dynasty

Estimate: $200 - $400

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$50 $25
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$2,000 $250
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$100,000 $10,000

(lot of 2) Anonymous, pair of large framed Chinese paintings of lotus, Qing dynasty. Ink and color on silk, mounted and framed.

Image: 58.5"h x 18"w (149.3 x 46 cm) Overall (with frame): 74.8"h x 28.35"w (190 x 72 cm)

Provenance: Property from the estate of T. V. Soong Family. 

Song Ziwen (Tse-vung Soong, abbreviated as T. V. Soong, 1894-1971) was born in Shanghai. One of the famous members of the Song family during the Republic of China. His father, Song Jia Shu was the 29th generation grandson of Han Qi, prime minister of the Northern Song Dynasty. He was a pastor and wealthy businessman of the Southern Supervisory Committee (today's Methodist Church) and a supporter of Sun Yat-sen's revolution. He has a close relationship with Kong Xiangxi, the husband of the eldest sister Soong Ailing, Sun Yat-sen, the husband of the second sister Soong Qingling, Song Ziliang, the younger brother, and Jiang Zhongzheng, the husband of the younger sister Soong Meiling. Since 1927, he has served as Minister of Finance of the National Government, President of the Central Bank, Executive Dean, Chairman of the Bank of China, Chairman of the Supreme Economic Council, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Special Envoy to the United States, Chairman of the Guangdong Provincial Government, and Standing Member of the Central Executive Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang. He went to France in 1949 and then lived in the United States for a long time.


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