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Lot 16. Hua Yan (1682 – 1756), Lady. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016

Scroll, mounted for framing, ink and color on silk, 17 1/8 x 11 5/8 in. (43.7 x 29.7 cm.). With one seal of the artist

Christie's. Fine Chinese Paintings, 13 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

NoteHua Yan (1682 – 1756) simplified Chinese: 华嵒; traditional Chinese: 華嵒; pinyin: Huà Yán; Wade–Giles: Hua Yen; courtesy name Qiu Yue (秋岳), sobriquets Xinluo Shan Ren (新罗山人), Dong Yuan Shen (东园生), Bu Yi Sheng (布衣生), and Li Hou Ju Shi (离后居士) was a Qing Dynasty Chinese painter. He was born in Shanghang (上杭) Fujian province and lived in Yangzhou and later in Hangzhou. Yan's work is within the tradition of the Yangzhou school and is often named as one of the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou. (Wikipedia)