30 May 2016,
Price Realised HKD 18,040,000
Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000
ZHANG RUO’AI (1713-1746)
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
188 x 55 cm. (74 x 21 5/8 in.)
Inscribed with a poem and signed, with three seals of the artist
Further inscribed by Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799), with three seals
Six imperial collectors’ seals: three of Emperor Qianlong and three of Emperor Jiaqing (1760-1820)
Two collector’s seals of Xia Jiquan (1884-1965)
Combined Catalogues of the Qing Imperial Collection Volume 11: Catalogue of the Paintings and Calligraphy in the Imperial Collection Part III Volume 4, Shanghai Bookstore, Shanghai, October 1988, pp.2740-2741.
The Pageant of Chinese Painting, Tokyo, Otsuka Kogeisha, 1936, p.900.
This painting is one of the four hanging scrolls as documented in the foregoing literature of Combined Catalogues of the Qing Imperial Collection Volume 11: Catalogue of the Paintings and Calligraphy in the Imperial Collection Part III Volume 4.
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