• Fine Chinese Modern Paintings auction at Christies

    Sale 2727

    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

    29 November 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 637

    QI BAISHI (1863-1957)

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    QI BAISHI (1863-1957)
    Li Tieguai
    Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
    132.6 x 38 cm. (52 1/4 x 15 in.)
    Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
    Further inscribed with one seal of the artist
    Dated second month, Spring, dingmao year (1927)
    One collector's seal of Mi Gu

    Collector's seal 'Mi Gu' belongs to the famous Shanghai cartoonist, Zhu Luqing (1918-1986). An avid art collector Zhu had a deep interest in calligraphy and painting. He began to use his pseudonym 'Mi Gu' when he published his works. In the 1940's Zhu published numerous cartoons, all using comic satire to critique the political situation at the time and was well regarded in China and abroad until the late 1950's.

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    Masterpiece of Painting By Qi Baishi, People's Fine Arts Publishing House, Beijing, 1990, p. 16.
    The Collected Works of Qi Baishi 2, Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House, Changsha, 1996, pp. 302, pl. 302.
    Qi Baishi Huihua Zuopin Tulu (Selected Paintings by Qi Baishi I), Tianjin People's Fine Arts Publishing House, 2006, p.258.
    Baishi Liuyun (Paintings of Qi Baishi), People's Fine Arts Publishing House, Beijing, 2008, p. 26.