Rare Old Chinese Tibetan Monk “Karma” Political Signed Oil Painting 1953. Framed size is -14 1/4 x 10 1/4. The board size is 13 3/4 x 9 3/4.
This came from a collection of a well traveled Beverly Hills collector. It is an original work that was held by the collector who even wrote NFS! (Not for sale). The translation of the Chinese characters refers to ” What goes around comes around” or Karma referring to the Chinese. This was done during the time that the Chinese invaded Tibet and has Political significance. This is a well done portrait of a Tibetan Monk who is praying. The style of the painting is thick impasto on wood board. The painting is in very good condition for being 65 years old. It is in a minimalist gold wood frame. But would look amazing in a new frame!
A true piece of history! Battle of Chamdo – The Battle of Chamdo (Chinese: 昌都战役) occurred from 6 through 19 October 1950. It was a military campaign by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) against a de facto independent Tibet in Chamdo after months of failed negotiations. The campaign aimed to not to invade Tibet per se, but to capture the Tibetan army in Chamdo, demoralize the Lhasa government, and to exert pressure to get Tibetan representatives to agree to negotiations in Beijing and sign terms recognizing China’s sovereignty over Tibet. The campaign resulted in the capture of Chamdo and further negotiations between the PRC and Tibetan representatives that eventually resulted in the incorporation of Tibet into the People’s Republic of China.