SANYU (1901-1966)

Reclining Nude
Fusain et mine de plomb sur papier/ charcoal and lead pencil on paper
27 x 43 cm / 11 x 17 inches

Provenance: Artcurial, Paris, 7 Dec. 2004, lot 192

Literature: This work is recorded in Rita WONG “SANYU Catalogue Raisonne: Drawings and Watercolors” The Lee Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan, p.56 of the index, number D1023:


Sanyu, Nu allongé, 27,8 cm x 44 cm, 177 237 (1 375 000 HKD), Sotheby’s Hong Kong, Oct. 3, 2016, lot 5017

SANYU’s painting “Fives Nudes” sold at Ravenel for 16,493,573

– CHINESE ARTIST SANYU TOPS PARIS AUCTION AT €6.9MThe artist Sanyu (also known as San Yu or Chang Yu) was born in Sichuan in 1901 and studied in Japan before moving to Paris in 1920. He exhibited regularly at the Salons d’Automne during his lifetime but interest has also been raised more recently after an extensive retrospective of his work was held at the Musée Guimet in 2004. 

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