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QI BAISHI (1863-1957)
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF A LADY (LOTS 1144-1145)
QI BAISHI (1863-1957)

Mandarin Ducks Swimming on a Lotus Pond

Details
QI BAISHI (1863-1957)
Mandarin Ducks Swimming on a Lotus Pond
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
135.5 x 33.5 cm. (53 3/8 x 13 ¼ in.)
Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist
Dated autumn, eighth month, jisi year (1929)
Dedicated to Madame Shuping
Provenance
Christie’s New York, Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, 29 May 1991, Lot 178.
Private Collection, United States.

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This painting was dedicated to Yi Shuping, daughter of Yi Peiji (1880-1937), the first curator of the Beijing Palace Museum. She was married to Li Zongtong, nephew of Li Shizeng who was the founder of the National Palace Museum. An avid book collector, part of Yi Shuping’s collection is now housed in various museums in the United States. Qi Baishi’s works dedicated to her were also seen in America.

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