12 août 2014

Yu Youren's Calligraphy scrolls keep Asian items on a roll at Michaan’s

Attributed to Yu Youren (1879-1964): Six Calligraphy Hanging scroll, ink on paper, signed 'Yu Youren' with one seal. {59 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (151 x 27 cm) each. Estimate $2,000-3,000. Price realized $25,960. Photo courtesy Michaan’s  ALAMEDA, Calif. – Chinese arts and antiquities continued to prove their worth as a hot commodity in Michaan’s estate auction Aug. 3. A runaway sales success was found in lot 179, a set of six hanging scrolls of calligraphy brushwork attributed to Yu Youren, which was estimated to... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2014

Huntington Acquires Rare Book of 17th-Century Chinese Woodblock Prints

Hu Zhengyan (1584–1674), The Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Pictures, 1633. Three albums with 185 pictorial leaves and 139 poems, ink and color on paper, 9 7/8 × 11 1/4 in. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. © 2014 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.  SAN MARINO, Calif.— The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired one of the most historically and artistically important Chinese illustrated books... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2014

Tingqua's (active 1830s-1870s) Studio, China, mid-19th century, gouache on paper

Tingqua's (active 1830s-1870s) Studio, China, mid-19th century, gouache on paper, gouache on paper. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.
28 juillet 2014

Firing a Dragon Kiln, China, ca. 1820

Firing a Dragon Kiln, China, ca. 1820, gouache on paper. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.
28 juillet 2014

Chinese Garden, Guan Lianchang, a.k.a. Tingqua (active 1830s-1870's), Guanghou, China, 1854

Chinese Garden, Guan Lianchang, a.k.a. Tingqua (active 1830s-1870's), Guanghou, China, 1854, gouache on paper. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.
28 juillet 2014

White Magnolia and Hibiscus, China (Guanghou) or Mauritius, ca. 1823

White Magnolia, China (Guanghou) or Mauritius, ca. 1823, gouache on paper. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Hibiscus, China (Guanghou) or Mauritius, ca. 1823, gouache on paper. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.


25 juillet 2014

Two Lotus Sutra in the Peabody Essex Museum collections

Lotus Sutra, 1420, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Woodblock print on paper. Museum Purchase © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Lotus Sutra, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Ink on paper. Museum Purchase © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The Lotus Sutra proclaims itself to be the Buddha’s ultimate teaching. First compiled at the end of the second century, the Lotus Sutra, has been printed and hand copied innumerable times. In these two examples, the brush’s movement and modulation is as apparent in the earlier Imperial... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

The Grand Water Terrace, Front Facade, Dashuifa Zhengmian, Yi Lantai

The Grand Water Terrace, Front Facade, Dashuifa Zhengmian, Yi Lantai (Chinese, fl. 1780s), copperplate print on paper  © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.
25 juillet 2014

Five Chinese paintings at the Peabody Essex Museum

Yuan Jie (Dates unknown, 16th century), Landscape after Ni Zan (1301-1374), 1554, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Ink on paper. Mark and Dolores Pratt Collection. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Lan Ying (1578- active beyond 1660), Landscape after Ni Zan (1301-1374), 1647, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Ink on paper. Mark and Dolores Pratt Collection. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Both of these landscapes strongly allude to the style of the Yuan dynasty artist Ni Zan. Dry, sparsely applied ink, the ‘one-river, two banks’... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2014

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive presents 'Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy'

Dai Jin: Summer Trees Casting Shade, 15th century; ink and colors on silk; 78 x 42 1/8 in.; purchase made possible through gifts from an anonymous donor, Robert Bloch, the Warren King Family, Jane Lurie, Kirsten and Terry Michelsen, and other Friends of the Asian Gallery. BERKELEY, CA.- The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s... [Lire la suite]


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