New York, Park Avenue
15 September 1998
LI LIUFANG (1575-1629)
Handscroll, ink and light color on paper, 8.1/8 x 36in. (20.5 x 92.5cm.)
Inscribed and signed: Shenyu jushi Li Liufang
One seal of the artist: Li Liu Fang Yin
With a second inscription by the artist dated dingsi (1617)
Three collectors' seals
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Ahead of an online sale that honours their close bond, Meredith Etherington-Smith traces the roots of a 40-year collaboration
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