Lot 989. Bada Shanren (1626-1705), Bird and Rock, Running script calligraphy. A pair of album leaves mounted as a hanging scroll, ink or ink and light colours on paper. Each leaf measures 30 x 30 cm (11 7/8 x 11 7/8 in.). Top leaf with a poem by the artist in running script calligraphy, signed twice: Bada Shanren. Two seals of the artist: He Yuan, Yao Shu. Dated fifteenth day of the first month, gengshen year (1700). Painting signed by the artist: Bada Shanren. One seal of the artist: Ke De Shen Xian. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 2,024,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2005.
Literature: 1. Wang Fangyu, Bada shanren Lunji (Essays on Bada Shanren), Taiwan, 1985, pp. [ ]
2. Xu Bangda, Gaiding Lidai Liuchuan Huihua Biannian biao (Revised Chronology of Paintings Throughout the Ages), Beijing Renmin Meishu Chubanshe, 1995, p.173
3. Hu Guanghua, Ming Qing Zhougguo hua Dashi congshu - Bada Shanren(Chinese Master Painters: Bada Shanren), Jilin Meishu Chubanshe, 1996, pp. [ ]
4. Shaolin Rongju (Kobayashi Eikyo), Bada Shanren Zhenji (Authentic Paintings by Bada Shanren), Japan, vol. 1. Described as "Flowers and Fruit ALbum with Corresponding Calligraphy. Previously in the collection of Tang Jisheng."
5. Wang Zidou ed., Bada Shanren Shuhua ji (The Paintings and Calligraphy of Bada Shanren), Shanghai Renmin Meishu Chubanshe, 1983, vol.1, pp. [ ].