24 mai 2009

Attributed to Wang Shimin (1592-1680) Landscape

Attributed to Wang Shimin (1592-1680) Landscape Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk, cyclically dated autumn of dingyou, corresponding to 1657, inscribed and signed Wang Shimin, with two seals of the artist, with four colophons and six seals, mounted on silk, framed and glazed. 175.8cm x 80.9cm (69¼in x 31¾in). Sold for £3,600 Provenance: Max Willborg (1933-2001) and thence by descentPurchased from a private Stockholm collection, circa 1978-80 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2009

An 'Eight Immortals' kesi panel. The kesi 18th/19th century

An 'Eight Immortals' kesi panel. The kesi 18th/19th century Hanging scroll, colour on silk, the mounted scroll decorated with the Eight Immortals, Shoulao and Liuhai and the three-legged toad, engaged in leisurely pursuits in the legendary island of Peng Lai, home to the Immortals, all amidst pine, below cloud scrolls and surrounded by crested waves, above the scroll a gilt paper dedication dated AD1900. Overall 223cm x 93.5cm (87¾in x 36¾in). Sold for £26,400 Note: The dedicatory inscription reads:'Presented to... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2009

“Treasures through Six Generations: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Weng Collection” @ The Huntington Library

Xiang Yuanbian, 1525-1590, China, Ming dynasty, Landscape after a Poem by Ji Kang, undated. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, 40 7/10 x 19 1/5 inches. Wan-go H.C. Weng Collection. © The Huntington. SAN MARINO, CA.- The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens highlights one of the greatest private collections of Chinese art in the nation with the presentation of “Treasures through Six Generations: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Weng Collection,” on view April 11–July 12, 2009, in the Mary Lou... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2009

Hua Xuan (circa 1736), Eight Beauties

Hua Xuan (circa 1736), Eight Beauties signed Hua Xuan, with a cyclical date bing chen corresponding to 1736, inscribed chang xia rong qi (can be translated as, 'long summer evenings by the hibiscus stream'). ink and colors on silk, original silk border, laid down on canvas and stretched on a wooden frame. 130 x 52 in., 330.2 x 132.1 cm. Estimate 200,000—300,000 USD PROVENANCE: E. A. Strehlneek (until 1914).Herr Klas Fahraeus, Brevik, Stockholm.Charlotte Horstmann & Gerald Godfrey, Ltd., Hong Kong (until... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2009

The Conquests Of The Emperor Qianlong A Set Of Sixteen Engravings After Castiglione Et Al, And Eighteen Panels Of Calligraphy

The Conquests Of The Emperor Qianlong A Set Of Sixteen Engravings After Castiglione Et Al, And Eighteen Panels Of Calligraphy, 1769-74 each mounted on paper and with a yellow silk backing, accompanied by a set of eighteen manuscript poems originally composed and written by Qianlong, bearing the seal of the Imperial library and small red-ink seals indicating that the calligraphy is the Qianlong Emperor's own hand (34). each engraving approximately 20 3/4 x 35 1/2 in., 52.7 x 90.2 cm. Estimate 30,000—40,000 USD ... [Lire la suite]
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