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ZHENG JIAZHEN (1918-2000), YANG SHANSHEN (1913-2004), LI FENGGONG (1884-1967) AND VARIOUS ARTISTS
Peaches, Ink Crab and Various Subjects
A set of four folding fans

1. ZHENG JIAZHEN (1918-2000) / YANG SHANSHEN (1913-2004)
Reminiscence of Travel / Calligraphy
Folding fan, ink and colour on paper / ink on gold paper
20.5 x 48.5 cm. (8 18 x 19 18 in.)
Reminiscence of Travel inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
Datedguimaoyear (1963)
Calligraphyinscribed and signed, with three seals of the artist
Dated fifth day of the sixth month, dingweiyear (1967)
Both dedicated to Shanxiao

2. GAO YIHONG (1908-1982)
Peach
Folding fan, ink and colour on paper
17 x 41 cm. (6 34 x 16 18 in.)
Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
Dated third intercalary month,bingwuyear (1966)
Dedicated to Shaoxiao

3. LI FENGGONG (1884-1967) / OU JIMOU (1896-1998)
Ink Crab / Calligraphy
Folding fan, ink and colour on paper / ink on paper
18.5 x 47 cm. (7 14 x 18 12 in.)
Ink Crab inscribed and signed, with three seals of the artist
Dated winter,bingwuyear (1966)
Calligraphyinscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
Dated summer, xinhaiyear (1971)
Both dedicated to Shanxiao

4. CHENG ZIRAN (20TH CENTURY) AND ZHENG SHIYI (B. 1940) / ANONYMOUS
Bamboo and Dragonfly/Calligraphy
Folding fan, ink and colour on paper/ink on silver-flecked paper
15 x 44 cm. (5 78 x 17 38 in.)
Bamboo and Dragonfly inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
Calligraphyinscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
Dated jiyouyear (1969)
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Kwong Shan-Siu (1909-1976), originally from Taishan, Guangdong province, was one of the best known figures in Cantonese opera and movies in the mid-20th century. Kwong began his career in 1932 and was one of the most prolific actors in Hong Kong before WWII, having performed in more than 120 movies in his life.

Kwong was dedicated in promoting cultural exchanges between Guangdong and Hong Kong. He became friends with many second generation Lingnan artists including Zhao Shao’ang and Yang Shanshen, whom gifted paintings to him. Many works were important collaborative paintings from the 1940s. Open-minded and generous, Kwong was very well-loved and respected in the arts community.

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