• Fine Chinese Modern Paintings auction at Christies

    Sale 2727

    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

    29 November 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 707

    QI BAISHI (1863-1957)

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    QI BAISHI (1863-1957)
    Landscape in Rain
    Hanging scroll, ink on paper
    122 x 30 cm. (48 x 11¾ in.)
    Inscribed with a poem and signed, with one seal of the artist
    Dated fourth month, renwu year (1922)

    This painting was made in 1922. Qi Baishi employed different tones of black ink to convey brightness and darkness. He mastered the precise gradations of light and shadow. Lush forests and dark green mountains, with a light wash, the rain scenery of this piece became dimly discernible, calm and serene. An inscribed seven-character verse written by Qi expressed his self-confidence and profound realization of artistic innovation. This picture was in the collection of Dr. Alfred E. Mirsky and was auctioned by Christie's in Hong Kong on May 29, 2006 (Lot 725) for the benefit of the Graduate Student Program of the Rockefeller University.

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