05 octobre 2010

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-Chien, 1899-1983), Emperor enjoying a breeze

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-Chien, 1899-1983), Emperor enjoying a breeze. photo courtesy Sotheby"s ink and colour on silk, handscroll, with numerous seals, including seven collector's seals of Cheng Qi and four collector's seals of Chai Sian Kwan; painting: 52 by 129.5 cm. 20 1/2 by 51 in.annotation: 52 by 136 cm. 20 1/2 by 53 1/2 in. Estimate 4,000,000—6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 9,020,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Previously in the collection of Cheng Qi EXHIBITED: Washington D.C., Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2009

'The States Wu and Zhao of Yong'. Anonymous. 18th century

'The States Wu and Zhao of Yong'. Anonymous. 18th century Ink and colour on silk, a set of eight paintings each finely painted with generals, traders and ministers with Bactrian camels, horses and elephants, engaged in various activities including tribute and dialogue, one with four-character inscription reading Wu yu Zhao Yong with two seals, all framed and glazed. 28.5cm x 38.8cm (11¼in x 15¼in). (8). Sold for £10,800 Provenance: a Spanish private collectionNote: The title of the eight paintings can be... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2009

A monumental 'Daoist paradise' ten-fold screen, 18th/19th century

A monumental 'Daoist paradise' ten-fold screen, 18th/19th century Ink and colour on silk, mounted as a ten-fold screen, finely painted with a Daoist paradise depicting the Eight Immortals and Shoulao, Li Tieguai and Liu Haichan, Laozi riding an ox and Wang Ziqiao on a crane, all directed toward Xi Wangmu seated on a throne surrounded by jade maidens, some bearing peaches, melons and ruyi sceptres, on a large terrace, with numerous other Immortals and attendants riding on birds and dragons and approaching the central... [Lire la suite]
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]