Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Fish of Longevity and Prosperity, 1953

Lot 258. Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Fish of Longevity and Prosperity, 1953. Ink on paper, matted, titled chang nian da gui, dedicated to Qiaowen, dated guisi (1953) and signed Baishi, with three artist's seals reading Qi Dagui meng kan ci yu, and Huiwutang and one collector's seal. 32 x 18 1/4in (81.5 x 46cm). Estimate: 40,000-60,000 USDSold for US$ 47,500 (€ 40,636)© Bonhams 2001-2018

ProvenanceBonhams Hong Kong, 23 November 2012, lot 713
Formerly in the collection of the paleographer Ma Kwok Kuen 馬國權(1931-2002) 

NoteA similar painting of mandarin fish is illustrated in Celestial Skillfulness: the Calligraphy and Painting of Qi Bai-shi Masterpieces from Liaoning Provincial Museum, National Museum of History, Taipei, 2011, p.177.

Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 10 Sep 2018, NEW YORK