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SHEN CONGWEN (Chinese, 1902 -1988)

Three Poems by Shen Congwen, 1976; Ink on paper laid to silk (framed); Signed Shen Congwen with two seals: Congwen, Congwen, inscribed "Presented to Mister Xueying. An old writing from 1961. Spring of Bingyin year, at seventy-five years old"; 37 1/4" x 14 3/4" (sheet)

Sale Price: $9,375

Estimate: $15,000 - $17,000

Condition Report

These three poems were written respectively for, the writer couple Cai Tianxin and Jiang Fan, the poet Ruan Zhangjing, and the Xinhua News Agency war correspondent Huashan. In the inscription, it was dated Bingyin (1986) year at the age of seventy-five years old. Shen was seventy-five years old in Bingchen (1976) year, so "Bingyin" should be "Bingchen". Good condition with few small scattered creases and overall time toning. One dimple to sheet at center. Not examined out of frame.