Two important paintings by the renowned artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) yielded top results in the June 23 auction of Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings held at Bonhams in San Francisco. A splashed in Autumn landscape, dated 1965, and titled “Qiu Shan Xiao Si” (Buddhist Temple in Autumn Mountain) (est. $180,000-250,000) brought $509,000 and a monumental landscape “Mountain Retreat Among Clouds and Streams,” dated 1972 (est. $150,000-250,000) sold for $485,000 in a hotly contested battle between floor and telephone bidders. The paintings were purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Hal Louchheim in the mid-1970s from the Erickson Gallery of Palo Alto, Calif., during the period when the artist lived in Carmel, Calif., and have been with the owners since the date of purchase. These fine paintings, and a couplet of calligraphy painted by Zhang Daqian for the Chinese

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