Lot 261. Xu Beihong (1895-1953), Horse, 1944. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, with an artist's inscription reading jiashen zhong chun (1944, middle spring) and signed Beihong, with one artist's seal reading Donghai Wang Sun. 24 3/4 x 19 3/4in (60.8 x 50.1cm). Estimate: 50,000-70,000 USD. Sold for US$ 225,000 (€ 192,488). © Bonhams 2001-2018
Provenance: Acquired in Beijing in 1946-7 by Dr. Marshall C Balfour (1896-1976), head of the Rockfeller Foundation's Far East office, thereafter by descent.