London, South Kensington
11 June 1998
A LARGE CHINESE IVORY MODEL OF STANDING BEARDED LOHAN
WITH CURLED BEARD, EYEBROWS AND FOLDED HAIR, WEARING LONG FLOWING ROBES INCSIED TO THE EDGES WITH CLOUD-SCROLLS TIED WITH A SILK CORD, HOLDING A VASE OF FLOWERS WITH BOTH HANDS ABOVE A RECUMBENT STAG, ON A RAISED ROCKWORK BASE, THE DETAILS BOLDLY DEFINED -- 31.IN (78.7CM) HIGH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, (MINOR AGE CRACKS).
SEE COLOUR PLATE 70.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately