A vintage painting of a street scene of a circular entrance near a Chinese Buddhist temple in Hangchow (Hangzhou) in Zhejiang province.
Titled (on reverse): Temple at Hangchow, China
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Charles Henry Gonda (C. H. Gonda) (Hungarian-American, 1889-1969). Born: Karoly (Karol) Goldstein. Active: Shanghai, China, circa 1922-49. Gonda was a modernist commercial architect whose designs include the: Capitol Theatre, Sun Sun Department Store, Cathay Theatre, the Bank of East Asia and the Bank of Communications. He was also a skilled painter and exhibited often at Shanghai art shows. The artist moved to Lakewood, New Jersey in 1949 following the Communist victory in China.
Signed (lower left): Gonda. Gallery label (on reverse): Scarsdale Art & Frame Shop (46 Christie Place, Scarsdale, NY)
Mid 20th century
Width 17.5 Depth 1 Height 21 inches
Sight: Width 15.75 Height 19.75 inches