Lot 3672. Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat. Only snow visits in the winter,signed the Master of the Water Pine and Stone Retreat, titled on the front and the reverse, dated winter 2012, inscribed and with seven seals of the artist;ink on cloud-dragon paper, 95.5 by 420 cm., 37 1/2  by 165 1/3  inEstimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 237,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

Note: Artist's inscription: Ancient pines cling to snow-clad peaks; the moon shines on dogged lichen. Men hope for bushy eyebrows; All life longs to linger on the stage of time. Where the mountains reach within an inch of heaven, there once were fields of mulberries and shining sea. But all turns to dust and departs on the wind. Meanwhile only snow visits me in the winter. Inscribed by the Master of the Water Pine and Stone Retreat on the Terrace of the Garden at the Edge of the Universe, Winter 2012.

Sotheby'sContemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 april 2014