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Lot 147. Cheng Shifa (1921-2007), Blooming Flowers, ink and colour on paper, framed  signed, dated 1960, inscribed, with 3 seals of the artist; 101 x 66.5 cm 39¾ x 26⅛ in. Lot sold: 3,024,000 HKD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022

Inscription: On a summer day of jiwei year, I found this hollyhocks painting in an old bamboo chest, which I painted in gengzi year. Twenty years have passed since then, and this painting was executed when I first entered a new phase of stylistic and technical changes. Inscribed by Cheng Shifa in Shanghai.

ProvenanceSotheby's Hong Kong, Fine Modern Chinese Paintings, 25 November 1987, Lot 45.

Sotheby's. HOTUNG  The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022