• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1247

    YE YONG (19TH CENTURY)

    LADY IN PALE SUNLIGHT

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    YE YONG (19TH CENTURY)
    Lady in Pale Sunlight
    Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on silk
    45½ x 17 5/8 in. (115.5 x 44.7 cm.)
    Inscribed with a poem and signed by the artist: "Inscribed in Ningbo by Ye Yong of Wujiang", with 1 seal
    Dated summer of bingyin year (1866)


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    Although born in Wujiang, Ye Yong worked for most of his life in Shanghai as a painter. He was friends with and collaborated on pictures together with Ren Xun (1835-1893). A delicately depicted lady set in a romantic garden setting, as seen here, is typical for Ye Yong's work. In this painting, Ye Yong transcribed a poem that he credits to Su Shi (1036-1101) and said that he used the painting style of Tang Yin (1470-1523). In fact, the poem that Ye Yong wrote was composed by Su Shi's student Qin Guan (1049-1100).

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