• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 448

    A CHINESE SCHOOL, LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    LADIES IN A PALACE COMPOUND

    Price Realised  

    A CHINESE SCHOOL, LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    LADIES IN A PALACE COMPOUND
    Reverse painting on mirror
    27½ x 23¼ in. (69.8 x 59 cm.), within a carved wooden frame


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Compare with a large painting on paper illustrated by J. Wirgin (Fran Kina till Europa, p. 300), where he notes the fascination Chinese artists had for trompe l'oeil perspective architectural renderings in this period, having just learned the vanishing point technique from Jesuit artists at the court in Beijing.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A MID-ATLANTIC PRIVATE COLLECTION