Chih Lo Lou collection donates 350 works to Museum of Art

Local | 17 Jul 2018 3:27 pm

The Hong Kong Museum of Art has received more than 350 invaluable masterpieces of Chinese painting and calligraphy from Chih Lo Lou Art Promotion (Non-profit Making) as part of its permanent collection.

The donation includes a private collection of themed Chinese masterpieces.

The Chih Lo Lou collection was built up by the late philanthropist and connoisseur of Chinese art Mr Ho Iu-kwong (1907-2006).

The donation of Chinese painting and calligraphy spans from the Song dynasty to the 20th century. With a focus on the works of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the works chronicle the aesthetics of different times and regions, including the Four Ming Masters, the Songjiang School, the Orthodox School and the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou. Among the donated works, the most renowned pieces are the Chinese painting and calligraphy by the Ming loyalists in the Qing dynasty.

The works will be handed over at a ceremony at the Government House Ballroom at 4:00pm on Thursday. The Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Szeto Yuen-kit, and the chairman of Chih Lo Lou, Ho Sai-chu, will be on hand, along with the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam.

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