02 décembre 2019

Outstanding Private Collections at Lempertz

The upcoming two-day Asian art auction offers once again high-quality artworks from all corners of Asia, featuring three noteworthy German private collections: The Gerda and Gottfried Hertel Collection (lots 329 – 343) with primarily archaic Chinese bronzes, the equally exciting Gerda Sökeland Collection with important Tibetan thangkas and a second part featuring a fine selection of Tibetan and Nepalese sculptures. No less remarkable is the collection of Japanese inrô from the property of German lady ... The top lots of the... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2019

Sotheby's Hong Kong Classical Chinese Paintings Led By Three Important Works from the Ming and Qing Dynasties

Yu Xing (1736- 1795), Fish Pond, ink and colour on paper, handscroll, 28.5 x 158.4 cm. Estimate: HK$10 – 15 M/ USD 1,280,000 – 1,920,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. Hong Kong - Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Classical Chinese Paintings Spring Sale on 1 April 2019 will present a tightly curated selection of Ming and Qing dynasty calligraphy and paintings. The sale is anchored by Qian Weicheng’s Landscape after the Four Great Yuan Masters, Yu Xing’s Fish Pond, Bada Shanren’s Geese by the Hibiscus, as well as an extraordinary... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2017

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470-1559), The First Poem on the Red Cliff, 1558

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470-1559), The First Poem on the Red Cliff, 1558. Ink on paper. Image: 55 3/8 x 13 in. (140.7 x 33.0 cm) overall scroll including hanging fabric and bottom roller: 95 5/8 x 23 1/4 in. (242.9 x 59.1 cm). Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, 76.3. Photo ©2017, Detroit Institute of Arts
07 janvier 2017

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), Landscape with Two Figures, 1470-1559, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), Landscape with Two Figures, 1470-1559, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Fan. Ink and colors on gold-flecked paper. H. 13 in x W. 24 1/4 in, H. 33 cm x W. 61.6 cm (overall). Museum purchase, C. Barry Randell Bequest Fund, B81D40 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
04 janvier 2017

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), Discourse in Green Shade, 1470-1559, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), Discourse in Green Shade, 1470-1559, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Hanging scroll. Ink on paper. H. 40 1/8 in x W. 11 1/4 in, H. 101.9 cm x W. 28.6 cm (image); H. 104 3/4 in x W. 24 1/2 in, H. 266.1 cm x W. 62.2 cm (overall). Museum purchase, B68D9 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This painting presents a scene of quiet, scholarly life spent in harmony with nature. Wen Zhengming used dry brushwork and ink with little tonal... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2016

Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), Running Script Calligraphy

Lot 97. Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), Running Script Calligraphy. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 12,410 - USD 24,820). Price Realised  GBP 161,000 (USD 199,801). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Folding fan mounted as an album leaf, ink on gold-dusted paper. The text is a poem written by the artist. Signed Zhengming with two seals of the artist reading Zheng Zhong Fu yin and Wu Yan shi yin. Three collectors' seals including Wu Hufan (1894-1968), one colophon by Wu Hufan... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2016

Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), Trees on a hillside

Lot 96. Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), Trees on a hillside. Estimate GBP 15,000 ~ 25,000. Price Realised  GBP 233,000 (USD 289,153). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Folding fan mounted as an album leaf. Ink on gold-dusted paper. Signed with two seals of the artist. Six collector's seals including one of Pan Zhengwei (1791-1850) and five of Wu Hufan (1894-1968); 20 ¾ x 7 ½ in. (52.7 x 18.6 cm.)  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2015

After Qiu Ying (1494-1552) and Wen Zhengming, River landscape in blue-green style

After Qiu Ying (1494-1552) and Wen Zhengming, River landscape in blue-green style. Estimate €25.000 - €30.000. Lot sold €28.520. Photo courtesy Lempertz 1845 Horizontal scroll. Ink and colours on paper. Inscribed Shifu Qiu Ying zhi and sealed Shizhou. Colophon, inscribed Zhengming shi and sealed Hengshan and Wen Zhengming yin. 34 x 206 cm Provenance: Acquired in the 1980s at Georg L. Hartl, Klassische Asiatika Lempertz 1845. Asian Art, 06.03.2015, 10:00, Cologne
29 mai 2014

Bonhams Hong Kong crown inaugural series of auction gallery sales with record for Imperial lacquer

An extremely rare large cinnabar lacquer 'flowers' scroll-rest. Early Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Sold for HK$ 5,320,000 (€504,279). Photo: Bonhams HONG KONG.- The first sale of six auctions in Bonhams unique purpose-built Auction Gallery at Suite 2001, One Pacific Place, Admiralty in Hong Kong culminated in a sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art which saw an unprecedented price achieved for a unique Imperial Ming lacquer scholars object.  Consigned for a special auction to commemorate Bonhams first ever... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2009

"Arts of the Ming Dynasty: China's Age of Brilliance" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

明 陳淳 雜花圖 冊, Chen Chun (1483-1544), Garden Flowers, Album of sixteen paintings; ink and color on paper, 6 leaves 12-13/16 x 22-9/16 in. (25.1 x 57.3 cm), 10 leaves 13 1/8 x 22 3/4 in. (33.6 x 57.8 cm), Gift of Douglas Dillon, 1986, 1986.266.1. Leaf L: DP161166, Leaf P: DP161170 NEW YORK, NY.- Drawn entirely from the extensive resources of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Arts of the Ming Dynasty: China's Age of Brilliance will present a grand array of works of art created during one of the most celebrated dynasties in Chinese... [Lire la suite]