31 juillet 2018

MFA Boston receives gift of monumental Chinese scroll from Wan-go H.C. Weng

Wang Hui (Chinese, 1632–1717), Ten Thousand Li up the Yangtze River (detail), 1699. Ink and color on paper. Wan-go H. C. Weng Collection. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has received a significant gift of a 17th-century Chinese masterpiece, 10,000 Miles along the Yangzi River ( Wanli Changjiang Tu) (1699), from Wan-go H.C. Weng. The prominent collector, whose family has owned the 53-foot-long scroll since 1875, has donated the work to the Museum on the occasion of his 100th... [Lire la suite]

23 juin 2018

Asian Arts Society in the Netherlands and Rijksmuseum co-acquire Chinese masterpiece

Ye Shuangshi, 'Silver Pheasants under Spring Blossoms', ca. 1500. Gezamenlijke aankoop met de Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, mede mogelijk gemaakt door een bijdrage uit het legaat B.J. Peiser. AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum and the Asian Arts Society in the Netherlands (VVAK) have joined forces to acquire a rare 15th-century painting by the Chinese artist Ye Shuangshi. Silver Pheasants under Spring Blossoms represents the very pinnacle of Chinese painting, and its acquisition is the highlight of this year’s... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2018

With signature of Qiu Ying (China, Qing dynasty, 1644-1911), Along the River During the Qingming Festival

  Lot 36. Signature de Qiu Ying (Chine, Dynastie Qing, 1644-1911), La Promenade au Fleuve le jour de la Fête de la Pure Lumière. Monté en rouleau, encre et couleur sur papier. Inscription et signature apocryphe de Qiu Ying Shi fu avec deux cachets. Quatre cachets de collectionneur au début du rouleau. Le colophon portant la signature apocryphe de Wen Zhengming avec trois cachets. Longueur du rouleau fermé: 41 cm. (16 1/8 in.), boîte en bois. Dimensions de la peinture: 836 x... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2018

Bouddha assis, Début de la dynastie Ming

Lot 188. Bouddha assis, Début de la dynastie Ming, encre, couleurs et or sur soie, montée en rouleau, deux boîtes couvertes en bois; 100 x 58,6 cm, 39 3/8  by 23 1/8  in. Estimation: 50,000 — 80,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. Ancienne Collection de Willem van Heusden (1913-2009). Anonymous, Seated Buddha, ink, colour and gold on silk, hanging scroll, Early Ming dynasty Provenance: Acquired by Willem van Heusden in Japan before 1955 (according to his wife). Note: 'There... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2018

Exceptionally rare 18th century Chinese screen comes to auction at Sworders in Essex

Lot 1311. A Chinese 'Eight Daoist Immortals and other deities celebrating the birthday of Queen Mother of the West' four-fold screen, 18th century. each painting 165 x 40.5cm; each fold overall 190 x 56cm. Estimate £6,000 - £10,000. Courtesy Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET.- Painted during the Qing period, this impressive four-fold screen, beautifully decorated in fine gilt against dark blue silk, was originally an elaborate gift to the mother of Grand Preceptor Li on her... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2018

Yuan Yao (Active Mid-18th Century), Back from hunting

Lot 2274. Yuan Yao (Active Mid-18th Century), Back from hunting, signed hanshang Yuan Yao, dated yihai (1755), inscribed and with two seals of the artist; ink on silk, framed, 128.1 by 141 cm; 50 3/8  by 55 1/2  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,875,000 HKD (297,633 EUR). © Sotheby's 2018.  Provenance: Previously from C.C. Wang (Ming-Te Tang) CollectionSotheby's Hong Kong, Fine Chinese Classical Paintings, 1 May 2000, lot 10. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2018

Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), Alchemist

Lot 2275. Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), Alchemist, ink and colour on silk, hanging scroll, 125 by 48 cm; 49 1/4  by 18 7/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,240,000 HKD (335,419 EUR). © Sotheby's 2018.  signed Laolian Hongshou and with two seals of hiswith six collector’s seals of Zhang Daqian(1899 - 1983) and one collector’s seal of C.C. Wang(1907 - 2003). With pale celadon porcelain knobs inscribed Dafeng Tang Cang  ... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2018

Wang Hui (1632-1717), Traveling by night in a fishing village after Li Cheng

Lot 2284. Wang Hui (1632-1717), Traveling by night in a fishing village after Li Cheng, ink and colour on silk, handscroll; 43.5 by 283.3 cm; 17 1/8  by 111 1/2  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,600,000 HKD (372,688 EUR). © Sotheby's 2018 signed Shigu Zi Wang Hui, dated guiwei (1703) and with four seals of the artistTitleslip and frontispieces by Zhou Cheng (1941-), both dated jiaxu (1994) and with one to two seals of hiswith... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2018

Dong Qichang (1555 - 1636), Misty Mountains in the style of Mi Fu

Lot 2273. Dong Qichang (1555 - 1636), Misty Mountains in the style of Mi Fu, ink and colour on silk, handscroll; (painting) 23.5 by 138.7 cm; 9 1/4  by 54 5/8  in.; (calligraphy) 23.5 by 119.5 cm; 9 1/4  by 47 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 8,640,000 HKD (894,452 EUR). © Sotheby's 2018 Frontispiece by the artist, signed Dong Qichang and with three seals of his(painting) signed Xuanzai and with two seals of the artist(calligraphy)... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2018

Liu Dan (B. 1953), Rock, 1994

Lot 3057. Liu Dan (B. 1953), Rock, ink on paper, inscribed Su Dongpo ju and signed by Liu Dan, and with one seal of the artist, framed. Executed in 1994; 43 by 38 cm, 16 7/8  by 15 in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD . Lot sold 1,625,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 Provenance: Gifted to the China Institute by Liu Dan.Acquired from a China Institute charity auction in 1995. Sotheby's. Curiosity IV. Hong Kong, 02 Apr 2018, 10:30 AM
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