13 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A FOUR-LEAF PAINTED SCREEN
Each panel with a painting on silk, the first depicting birds and shrews amongst berries and blossoming branches, the second with Mandarin ducks in a flowing stream beside flowers, the third with monkeys beneath peach branches and the last with further birds on blossoming branches, within wood frames
each panel 61 in. (155 cm.) x 17½ in. (44.5 cm.), wood frames
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