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**THIS IS A PREMIUM LOT AND REQUIRES A $5,000 DEPOSIT. For deposit instructions please contact the gallery directly. ** Chinese painting. Ink on paper. Dedicated to Li Po-wen, which was Henry Lieberman's Chinese name. "Li," he said in 1953," is an old Chinese family name. Po-wen means "universal knowledge." I got tagged with it in Chungking by some Chinese who owed me money." Signed and dated "88 years old Bai Shi" and sealed with 3 chop marks. In Lieberman's June 28, 1948 article, he describes a visit to Qi Baishi's home, where he commissioned the artist oto paint shrimp for him. "After he had finished a sample painting Miss Hsia stamped it with a seal conveying the artist's tender emotions on standing by a lily pond. "The Chinese Gaugin" refused payment but Miss Hsia gratefully accepted $5 (U.S.) "for the children." From the estate of Kathryn and Henry R. Lieberman. Dimensions: Image: 40.75" h x 13.25" w.; overall: 49.75" h x 19.75" w.


Foxing throughout mounting, otherwise in good condition. Hanging scroll format but without bar or hanging mounts.

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QI BAISHI (Chinese, 1863-1957). Shrimp.

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000Jun 30, 2019
Starting Bid $5,000