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    Sale 2632

    Important Chinese Classical Paintings: Property of the Ping Y Tai Foundation

    2 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1780

    WEN ZHENGMING (1470-1559)

    Price Realised  

    WEN ZHENGMING (1470-1559)
    The Crane Studio
    Handscroll, ink on silk
    27.2 x 84.5 cm. (10 3/4 x 33 1/4 in)
    Frontispiece, signature and colophon by the artist, with two characters in clerical script calligraphy, "Crane Studio"
    Six seals of the artist
    Seven colophons, one of them an essay on the Crane Studio, written by Xu Baitai, the studio owner's brother; two colophons dated 1600 by Tong Huan (circa 1570-1610); one colophone dated 1593 by Xu Guangzuo(1529-1610); and other s by Zhu Shilu (1539-1610), Xu Bin (early 17th century), and Hang Ruo'an (early 17th century)
    Titleslip by Lu Hui (1851-1920) with two seals
    Thirty collectors' seals, including twelve of Liu Xu (1759-1816) and seven of Pang Laichen (1864-1949).


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    US$193,600 - 258,100

    Literature

    Pang Yuanji, Xuzhai MinghuaLlu ("Famous Chinese Paintings in the Collection of Xuzhai"), edited Shanghai, 1909, vol. 3, pp. 23-27.