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Jingwei Wang (1883 - 1944)

Lot 2969: WANG JINGWEI (1883-1944)

Christie's

May 29, 2012
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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WANG JINGWEI (1883-1944)
Calligraphy
Inscribed and signed,with one seal of the artist
Dedicated to Xianghua
Hanging scroll, ink on paper
71.6 x 38.5 cm. (28 1/4 x 15 in.)
20th Century

Notes

LOTS 2959-2978
COLLECTION OF GENERAL ZHANG FAKUI
General Zhang Fakui (1896-1980) was born in Guangdong province.
Zhang was the second lieutenant General in the Army of Nationalist
Party of China.He was an active participant during the Sino-Japanese
war and had a prominent career in the army. He was appointed as
GroupArmy commander in chief,Army Corp Commander in Chief
and Military Region Commander in Chief respectively. After the war,
he was appointed as a member of the Presidential Strategic Advisory
Board. In March 1949, he became Army Chief, but resigned in July,
then moved to Hong Kong permanently .
Although Zhang spent his life in the military, he saw the arts as an
integral part of education and established schools to educate the
youths. His contribution included donating sets of important
encyclopedias to the National Library.


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May 29, 2012, 12:00 AM ChST

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