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Qi Baishi 齐白石 雏鸡捉虫图 (Chinese b.1864-d.1957)

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Qi Baishi 齐白石 雏鸡捉虫图 (Chinese b.1864-d.1957)
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Eleven Chicks and a Worm
Ink and color on paper, inscribed "Bashiba sui (eighty-eight years old [equivalent to 1951/1952, but likely painted in 1949]), Laoren...Jinghua (Beijing)", and with two seals upper left; mounted on silk, framed and glazed.

(H: 40 1/4 in.; W: 13 1/8 in.; Frame: H: 54 in.; W: 21 in.)

PROVENANCE:

Captain and Mrs. Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez, sold Wechsler's, Washington, D.C. March 27, 1999, lot 61
Acquired from the above by the present owner

EXHIBITED:

University of Maryland Art Gallery, "Chinese Art from the Ferris Luboshez Collection", March 23 - April 30, 1972, p. 93, #190, illustrated fig. 48

NOTE:

Captain Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez (1896-1984), was a well-known collector of Chinese art. Born of American parents in England, he taught physics at the University of London, experimenting in the sonar detection of submarines. He also studied law in England, serving as a barrister-at-law, and later as a member of the New York Bar and that of the District of Columbia. Luboshez entered the United States Navy at the outbreak of World War II. After the war, he became general counsel to the Office of the Foreign Liquidation Commissioner of the U.S. Department of State for an area that included China and Japan, then was appointed central field commisssioner with headquarters in Shanghai. His Chinese art collection was primarily assembled during this time (1945-1949). He returned to the United States in 1949. His collection was sold shortly before his death at Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York ("Important Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes, and Works of Art: The Collection of Captain S.N. Ferris Luboshez, USN (Ret'd)," November 18, 1982).
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Qi Baishi 齐白石 雏鸡捉虫图 (Chinese b.1864-d.1957)

Estimate $7,000 - $9,000
Oct 18, 2022
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Starting Price $3,500
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0142: Qi Baishi 齐白石 雏鸡捉虫图 (Chinese b.1864-d.1957)
Sold for $30,00026 Bids
Est. $7,000 - $9,000Starting Price $3,500
Asian Arts
Oct 18, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0142 Details
Description
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Eleven Chicks and a Worm
Ink and color on paper, inscribed "Bashiba sui (eighty-eight years old [equivalent to 1951/1952, but likely painted in 1949]), Laoren...Jinghua (Beijing)", and with two seals upper left; mounted on silk, framed and glazed.

(H: 40 1/4 in.; W: 13 1/8 in.; Frame: H: 54 in.; W: 21 in.)

PROVENANCE:

Captain and Mrs. Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez, sold Wechsler's, Washington, D.C. March 27, 1999, lot 61
Acquired from the above by the present owner

EXHIBITED:

University of Maryland Art Gallery, "Chinese Art from the Ferris Luboshez Collection", March 23 - April 30, 1972, p. 93, #190, illustrated fig. 48

NOTE:

Captain Sergius N. Ferris Luboshez (1896-1984), was a well-known collector of Chinese art. Born of American parents in England, he taught physics at the University of London, experimenting in the sonar detection of submarines. He also studied law in England, serving as a barrister-at-law, and later as a member of the New York Bar and that of the District of Columbia. Luboshez entered the United States Navy at the outbreak of World War II. After the war, he became general counsel to the Office of the Foreign Liquidation Commissioner of the U.S. Department of State for an area that included China and Japan, then was appointed central field commisssioner with headquarters in Shanghai. His Chinese art collection was primarily assembled during this time (1945-1949). He returned to the United States in 1949. His collection was sold shortly before his death at Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York ("Important Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes, and Works of Art: The Collection of Captain S.N. Ferris Luboshez, USN (Ret'd)," November 18, 1982).
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