CHINESE SCROLL PAINTING OF MEN VIEWING PAINTING SIGNED BY LENGMEI. Image only size 130 by 57cm. LOT 52 TO LOT 151 FROM CONGBISHANFANG ZHANG BOJU COLLECTION FROM HONGKONG. Zhang Boju (1898-1982), native Veronon, nicknamed Cong Bi, alias Youchun master, Hao from Xiangcheng, Henan Province, born in 1898 in an official eunuch family, son of Zhang Jinfang, Yuan ShiKai’s cousin, and successor to his uncle Zhang Zhenfang. He has been obsessed with ancient cultural relics all his life and devoted to collection calligraphy and painting monuments. He has bought the most ancient ink handed down from China, “Ping Fu Tie” by Lu Ji in the Western Jin Dynasty, the most ancient paintings handed down from generation to generation Zhan Ziqian’s “Spring Tour”, “On the Balcony Post” by Li Bai, a great poet of the Tang Dynasty, and Song Huang Tingjian’s “Upper Seat Post”, Zhao Ji’s “Xuejiang Return Scroll”, Yuan QianSelection Mountain Residence Scroll and so on are important cultural relics that occupy a unique position in the history of art. As many as 118 of the top Chinese calligraphy and painting monuments in China’s dynasties can be found in his book Congbi Calligraphy and Painting Record, which is known as the “first collection in the world”. This special collection includes Shen Quan, Leng Mei, Zheng Banqiao, BaDaShan people, Jiang Tingxi, Wang Meng, Zou Yigui, Zhang Daqian, Qi Baishi, etc. Among them, Zhang Boju and Zhang Daqian met in the early 1930s and became friends because of their common collection hobbies. Zhang Boju’s collection is not greedy. They are all boutiques. Buying calligraphy and paintings is rare, and there is a decisive decision to throw a lot of money. But collecting this industry has many characteristics that are not available in the industry. Many treasures, even if you have money, you can’t buy them in your life, and some treasures you many only see them once in your life, but you miss them for various reasons. Looking back on Zhang Boju’s life, it’s really touching. He loves the country and the nation, and painstaking efforts to culture all his life, at all his life, he values morality and friendship, even if there are thousand of national treasures, it is not as good as Zhang Boju alone! Zhang Boju’s biggest hobby is collection, which made him scatter almost all his family property, and because of this hobby, he made his legendary life.