30 mars 2017

Monumental painting attributed to Qiu Ying brings $112,500 at auction

  Attributed to Qiu Ying, Ming Painter (Chinese, 1494-1552). "Palace Courtyard", gouache and ink on paper laid down on three wood panels, signed and sealed. Est. $6,000 - $8,000. Sold for $112,500 © Ahlers & Ogletree ATLANTA, GA.- Asian lots took center stage at Ahlers & Ogletree’s March 25-26 Spring Salon Auction, as a monumental classical painting attributed to Ming painter Qiu Ying (Chinese, 1494-1552) soared to $112,500, and a pair of Chinese huanghuali hardwood side tables made in... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2017

A Magnificent Imperial Kesi Commemorating The Qianlong Emperor's Eightieth Birthday, Seal Marks And Period Of Qianlong

Lot 3629. A Magnificent Imperial Kesi Commemorating The Qianlong Emperor's Eightieth Birthday, Seal Marks And Period Of Qianlong, 312.5 x 145 cm. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's. skilfully and meticulously woven with a powerful large shou character in black against a beige ground, below five seals, respectively reading Qianlong yulan zhibao ('Treasure appreciated by the Qianlong Emperor'), Bishu shanzhuang ('Mountain Estate for Escaping the... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

Xu Beihong (1895-1953), Horse, 1942

Lot 2075. Xu Beihong (1895-1953), Horse, 1942. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed by the artist, dated renwu (1942), dedicated to Fengzi, with two artist's seals reading Xu and Beihong zhi hua. 27 5/8 x 20in (70.3 x 50.6cm). Rstimate USD 80,000 ~ 120,000. Sold for US$ 87,500 (€81,003). Photo: Bonhams. Note: Xu Beihong has dedicated the painting to Lü Fengzi (1886-1959) (呂鳳子), his teacher and fellow artist. In addition to being in... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Quail and Taro

Lot 2074. Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Quail and Taro. Hanging scroll, ink on paper, inscribed and signed Qi Baishi, with one artist's seal Qi Da. 39 3/4 x 13 3/4in (101 x 34.6cm). Estimate USD 70,000 ~ 100,000. Sold for US$ 81,250 (€75,217). Photo: Bonhams. Note: Compare the distinctive brushwork defining the birds with that in a painting of hen and chicks, published by Jung Ying Tsao in The Paintings of Xugu and Qi Baishi, San Francisco, 1993, p.368. A further work, with a... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

Anonymous, An Ancestor Portrait of a Qing Courtier

Lot 2066. Anonymous, An Ancestor Portrait of a Qing Courtier. Framed and laid onto board, ink and color on silk, bearing a signature of Leng Mei (1669-c.1745). 76 3/4 x 41 1/2in (194.7 x 105.5cm). Estimate USD 3,000 ~ 5,000. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€34,715). Photo: Bonhams. Note: Chinese ancestor portraits aid in keeping the family's memory of the deceased alive. Portraits like this would have been displayed during domestic ritual ceremonies. The figure in this painting wears a... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

Wu Wei (1459-1508), Travelers in the Mountains

Lot 2058. Wu Wei (1459-1508), Travelers in the Mountains. Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, signed Xiaoxian, with one artist's seal Xiaoxian siyin, inscription signed Zhengwei, followed by a seal reading Jitong suocang, and additional three collectors seals, two of them reading Li Pu jianding, Mengmei xianguan zhencang yin. 65 3/8 x 36 1/2in (166 x 92.7cm). Estimate USD 60,000 ~ 80,000. Sold for US$ 62,500 (€57,859). Photo: Bonhams. Note: The inscriber, Pan... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2017

After Zhao Chang (960-after 1016), Pomegranate, 15t-16th century

Lot 2053. After Zhao Chang (960-after 1016), Pomegranate, 15t-16th century. Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk. 8 7/8 x 9 1/2in (22.8 x 23.9cm). Estimate USD 2,000 ~ 3,000. Sold for US$ 25,000 (€23,143). Photo: Bonhams. Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 13 Mar 2017, New York 
03 mars 2017

The Met receives monumental 10th-century Chinese painting 'Riverbank' from Oscar L. Tang

Attributed to Dong Yuan (Chinese, active 930s–960s), Riverbank. Image: 86 3/4 x 43 in. Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk. Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Gift of Oscar L. Tang Family, in memory of Douglas Dillon, 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that Oscar L. Tang has donated Riverbank, one of the most important Chinese landscape paintings in existence, to the Museum. In making the announcement, Mr. Campbell said: "For more than 25 years, Oscar Tang and... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2017

Alan Kennedy at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

A European lady with fishbowl and hourglass, China, 18th century. Ink and colors on silk, 75.2 x 25.4 inches. © Alan Kennedy Meiren and maid with scale (detail), China, 18th century. Colors on silk. 59.8 x 33.5 in (152 x 85 cm). © Alan Kennedy Eleven-Headed Guanyin, China, 18th century. Ink and colors on silk. 65 x 33.25 in (165 x 84.5 cm). © Alan Kennedy Portrait of an elderly lady, a child and two servants, China, 18th century. Ink, colors and gold on silk. 41.7... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2017

Wang Hui (1632-1717), Spring garden

Lot 832. Wang Hui (1632-1717), Spring garden, ink and color on silk, mounted for framing, 77.5 by 33.8 cm. 30 1/2  by 13 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. signed Wang Hui, dated guisi (1713) of the Kangxi reign, summer, with five seals of the artist, xi shuang, wang hui zhi yin, shi gu, geng yan, qing hui lao ren shi nian ba shi you er, and one collector's seal, yong an shen shi cang shu hua yin ... [Lire la suite]
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