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LOT 121

1871 - 1908
Chinese

Two Works
ink and colour on silk
16 x 11 1/2 in, 40.6 x 29.2 cm

a ) Birds and Rockery
Attributed to the Emperor Guangxu
1871 - 1908
Chinese

ink and colour on silk
Signed by Wu Shijian and dated to the wuxu year of the Guangxu reign (1898)
16 x 11 1/2 in, 40.6 x 29.2 cm

b ) Birds and Rockery
Attributed to the Emperor Guangxu
1871 - 1908
Chinese

ink and colour on silk
Signed by Xu Qi and dated to the wuxu year of the Guangxu reign (1898)
16 x 11 1/2 in, 40.6 x 29.2 cm

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

PROVENANCE
Collection of Margaret "Marnie" Copland (1905 - 1995)
By descent within the family to the present Private Collection, Ontario


Margaret "Marnie" Copland was born in in 1905, in Changde, Hunan Province to a missionary family. She was fluent in Chinese and was immersed in Chinese culture. She married the Canadian Missionary and Presbyterian minister Rev. E. Bruce Copland (1901-1989) and together they lived in China at various times until the end of the Second World War. These paintings were reputedly acquired from a Chinese soldier in 1920 Beijing. Marnie Copland wrote about her experiences in China in her 1980 autobiography 'Moon Cakes and Maple Sugar' .


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