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    Sale 12169

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    16 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 810

    XU BEN (ATTRIBUTED TO, 1335-1380)

    Conversation by the River

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    XU BEN (ATTRIBUTED TO, 1335-1380)
    Conversation by the River
    Hanging scroll, ink on paper
    The painting measures 19 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (48.9 x 23.4 cm.)
    The colophon measures 8 3/8 x 9 1/4 in. (21.3 x 23.5 cm.)
    Signed, with one seal of the artist
    Colophon by Wang Xiyan (Ming dynasty)
    Colophon above the painting by Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), with three seals
    Fifteen collectors’ seals, including five of Emperor Qianlong (reigned 1736-1796), four of Pang Yuanji (1864-1949) and one of Jiang Zuyi (1902-1973)


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    Saleroom Notice

    The catalogue illustration for this lot contains a small pale box and number “38” in the center of the photo.  These do not exist on the actual painting.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT CHINESE-AMERICAN FAMILY