Lot 148. Shi Lu (1919-1982), Roses, ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll, signed, inscribed, with 1 seal of the artist; 122 x 47.8 cm 48 x 18¾ in. Lot sold: 6,048,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,200,000 - 2,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022
Inscription: Red roses under bright moonlight embody the implicit beauty of Spring.
Shi Lu [painted this] to be admired by the venerables.
Provenance: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, Fine Modern Chinese Paintings, 25 November 1987, lot 12.
Literature: Selected Works of Shi Lu, Beijing People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, 1983, p.40
Paintings and Calligraphy of Shi Lu, Beijing People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, 1986, p.42
Sotheby's. HOTUNG The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022