Lot 8116. Lan Ying (1585-After 1664), Gathering in a Pavilion. Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk, 198 x 49.5 cm. (78 x 19 ½ in.) Inscribed and signed, with four seals of the artist. One collector’s seal of Ha Lin (1856-1936). Titleslip by Ha Lin, signed with two seals. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 3,700,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
Note: A seasoned connoisseur of painting and calligraphy, Ha Lin (1856-1936) lived in Nanjing and had travelled to Japan twice. He was acquainted with politicians, aristocrats and scholars, together with whom he enjoyed and appreciated art.
Christie's. Court, Studio, Atelier Chinese Works of Art and Paintings from The Ming Dynasty Evening Sale, 27 November 2017, Hong Kong