Lot 988. Bada Shanren (1626-1705), Grapes, Poem in running script calligraphy. A pair of album leaves mounted as a hanging scroll, ink on paper. Each measures 30 x 30 cm (11 7/8 x 11 7/8 in.). Top leaf with a poem written in running script calligraphy, signed by the artist: Bada Shanren. One seal of the artist: He Yuan. Painting of grapes with one seal of the artist: Ke De Shen Xiang. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 1,680,000. © 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. [ ].