Chen Chi Aquarelles 1942 One of 150 copies

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:18


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Lot 41: Author: Chen Chi. Title: Aquarelles de Chen Chi. Place Published: No place (Shanghai). Date Published: 1942. Description: (8) pp. 16 tipped in color plates, glassine guards. (4to) original tan buckram, lettered in red on front. No. 148 of 100 copies on deluxe paper from a total edition of 150. First Edition. Preface by Georges Sax-Darnous. Very rare monograph of Chen Chi. Chen Chi (1912-2005) was a renowned Chinese painter who became a United States citizen, where he lived and worked for much of his career. He was the first living Chinese artist to be honored with a one-man retrospective of his oeuvre at Versailles. The present work precedes his emigration to the United States in 1947. Condition: Cloth a bit soiled; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $500-$800
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