Asian Art Viewing at Bonhams

Asian Art Viewing at Bonhams
CHENG SHIFA, Portrait of Ah Q (cropped).


The late Qing and early Republic period in China was a revolutionary time in many aspects,
made possible by a class of pioneers who imported ideals from Europe and Japan in
government, education, technology, medicine, and art. This special period produced a great
many doctors, who practised Western medicine, although all had received Chinese
traditional education in their early years. Many well-known historical figures, such as Sun Yat
Sen and Lu Xun, all had their ‘doctor phases’, though they are no longer associated with
their medical training.
The upcoming Bonhams Asian art sale, to be held on 22 May 2019 in Sydney, features Chinese
paintings and works of art from five doctors, some active in the Republic period, and some
still practising, amongst other private collections.

Yvett Klein, Bonhams Asian art expert will speak about the art on display.

When: Thursday  16th May, 6pm to 8pm.

Where: Bonhams, 97-99 Queen Street, Woollahra

Cost: Free event. 

RSVP:  Please reply to for catering purposes. Refreshments are provided.



Thursday, 16th May, 2019 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm