SANYU (1895-1966)
Standing Nude
one seal of the artist: Sanyu
ink on paper
45 x 27.7 cm. (17 3/4 x 10 7/8 in.)
Painted circa 1930s
Private collection, Europe
Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 2 April 2012, lot 622
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Rita Wong, The Li Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation, Sanyu: Index of Drawings, Taipei, 2015 (illustrated, plate D0509, p. 44).
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“Sanyu knows how to use the most concise way to draw out the essence and humour of things. His paintings are imbued with the special characteristics of his own ethnicity.” –  Johan Franco ( French composer)

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