LOT 54 | Auction XXXV


LOT 54


B.China, 1939

Mother & Child

Signed “TingShaoKuang” on lower right Inscribed 223/275 on lower edge of paper


86 x 82 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Singapore 

RM 4,000 – RM 7,000


Zhao Shao’ang was born in 1905, and studied painting at the Gao Qifeng Private College of Art. Thereafter, he taught at the Foshan College of Fine Arts in 1927. He founded the Lingnan Art Studio in Guangzhou in 1930, and served as the head of Department of Chinese Painting at the Guangzhou Municipal Collge of Fine Arts in 1937. Inspired by Gao Qifeng, Zhao excelled in portrayals of landscapes, animals, flowers, insects and fish.

The affection between mother and daughter is depicted in this piece with the use of intricate techniques and the use of the Art Nouveau style piecing the relationship together. The disparity between the motifs create a uniformity reflecting the ever changing and constrasting nature of mother and daughter yet there is an unspoken gracefulness to the work.