CAO HUA (1847-1913)
JOURNEY TO THE DOUBLE
NINTH FESTIVAL (CHONG
YANG FENG YU)
Ink and colour on paper, cyclically
dated 1902, Image 37” x 18.9” — 94 x 48 cm.
Late Qing and Early Republican Period Chinese Paintings from a Private Toronto Collector
The owner of this collection is originally from Shangdong China and moved to Hong Kong in the 1950’s. It
was this during time he became a fervent collector of Chinese scroll paintings. In 1967, he immigrated with
his family to Toronto, and between 1982 and 1986 he opened up an antique store called the Chinese Antique
Gallery on 204 Spadina Avenue.