Lot 521. Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien) 1899-1983, Invitation to visit, signed Yuan, dated renyin (1962), spring, with a dedication to Tang Hung, and two seals of the artist, ji yuan, da qian wei yin da xing, ink and color on paper, hanging scroll, 134.0 by 93.3 cm. 52 3/4 by 26 3/4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000. Lot sold 567,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's
Artist's inscription: Last fall, I acquired this striking view of the Northern Mojie Mountain and thought how pleasant it would be to have a dwelling here. I did not have a chance to materialize this vision, I painted it instead. Would you, my very dear friend [Tang Hung], like to join me here to enjoy the serenity of this land?
Sotheby's. The Tang Hung and Fung Bi-Che Collection of Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy, New York, 13 Sep 2018