Mei Lanfang and Yu Zhenfei Prunus Flower and Calligraphy Fan
ink and colour on paper
signed by Mei Lanfang and stamped with the artist's seal and on verso inscribed with calligraphy by Yu Zhenfei
16 1/2 x 7 3/4 in, 41.9 x 19.7 cm
Available for post auction sale.
Preview at: Heffel Vancouver
Private Collection, Calgary
The Prunus flowers are painted by Mei Lanfang (1894 - 1961), and the calligraphy is inscribed by Yu Zhenfei (1902 - 1993).
Mei Lanfang is often considered the most famous Beijing Opera star of the 20th Century. He is renowned for his elaborate costumes, grace and voice while playing exclusively female roles. Mei was also notable for showcasing Beijing Opera to an international audience with trips to Japan, Europe and the United States.
Yu Zhenfei was another famous Chinese opera star who specialized in the classical Kunqu system of performance.
All prices are in Canadian Dollars
Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information posted, errors and omissions may occur. All bids are subject to our
Terms and Conditions of Business. Bidders must ensure they have satisfied themselves with the
condition of the Lot prior to bidding. Condition reports are available upon request.