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    Sale 12173

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    13 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 47

    QI BAISHI (1863-1957)

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    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    QI BAISHI (1863-1957)
    Crabs
    Hanging scroll, ink on paper
    26 5/8 x 13 ¼ in. (67.6 x 33.6 cm.)
    Signed, with one seal of the artist


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    Provenance

    Acquired from the Mi Chou Gallery, New York, 1964.
    Private American collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF RYDA AND ROBERT H. LEVI

    Ryda Hecht Levi (1915-2008), a native of Baltimore, Maryland, along with her husband Robert, was an active and generous philanthropist and art collector. While Western 20th century art was their primary area of collecting activity, Mrs. Levi was also drawn to Asian art, particularly classical and contemporary Chinese paintings with bold lines and strong visual impact.