Lot 1938. Bada Shanren (1626-1705), Landscapes, Flower, Birds and Rocks. Album of seventeen leaves, sixteen of paintings and one of calligraphy, ink on paper. Each leaf measures 29.5 x 21.9 cm. (11 2/3 x 8 2/3 in.). Each leaf signed:Bada Shanren. Each leaf with one seal of the artist: Ba Da Shan Ren, or Ke De Shen Xian. The Fifteenth leaf dated a summer dated a summer day, wuyin year (1698). Estimate On Request. Price realised HKD 34,260,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.
Literature: Osaka Art Club, Hosotani & Suzuki Family Collections of Takamatsu City, Japan, 1916, pl.215(four album leaves illustrated)
Dotani Kenyu, "Regarding and Ink Painting Album by Bada Shanren" in Kobijutsu, number 43, Sansaisha, Japan, December 1973,pp.39-54 and 67-75 (seventeen leaves illustrated)
Osvald Siren, Chinese Painting:Leading Masters and Principles, New York, 1973, vol.7,p.323
Bunjingasui hen, vol.6, Bada Shanren, Chuo Koronsha, Japan, 1977, pp.55-59,146,pl.58-65 (eight leaves illustrated)
Suzuki Kei, Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Paintings: Japanese Collections: Temples and Individuals, vol.4,University of Tokyo Press, 1983, pp.180-183, JP6-047(fifteen leaves illustrated)
Paintings by Bada Shanren, Jiangxi People's Publication House, First Edition, 1985, pp.99-100 (six leaves illustrated)
Paintings by Bada Shanren, Jiangxi People's Publication House, Sixth Edition, 1996,pp.99-100(six leaves illustrated)
Fukui City Art Museum, Sumi-the Classic and the Contemporary, exhibition catalogue, April 2004, pp.82-83, pl.J-L (nine leaves illustrated)
Fukui City Art Museum, Sumi-the Classic and the Contemporary, exhibition poster, April 2004
Exhibited: Fukui City Art Museum, Sumi-the Classic and the Contemporary, Fukui City, Japan, April 24,2004-May 30, 2004.