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Lot 046

HUANG YAO
b. China, 1917 - d. Kuala Lumpur, 1987

THE WISE AND THE YOUNG 时增岁月人增寿, 1980

Signed and dated in Chinese with seal (centre left) on calligraphy

Signed and dated in Chinese with seal (centre left), Chinese seal (lower right) on artwork
Ink & colour on rice paper mounted on scroll
28cm x 46cm (calligraphy); 38cm x 46cm (ink painting)


PROVENANCE
Private collection, Kuala Lumpur; acquired directly from the artist.


ESTIMATE  RM 12,000 - 15,000

PRICE REALISED  RM 22,400

A charming piece conveying prudence, The Wise and the Young illustrates a wise old man and a young child carrying a peach fruit, a symbol of longevity. The calligraphy on the artwork reads ‘仁者寿‘ which is perhaps derived from a Confucius proverb bearing the profound meaning of ‘with kindness comes longevity’.


REFERENCE
Return To Innocence: Huang Yao’s Painting of Happy Children, Dr. Tan May Ling.
Rediscovered Talent, Huang Yao: Cartoonist / Scholar / Painter, Shanghai Art Museum, 2011.
www.huangyao.org