5 July 2005
Stefano della Bella (Florence 1610-1664)
Six leaves from an album: A cartouche with an eagle eating a corpse; A carriage pulled by two horses on a slope (recto); A seashore with figures and sailboats (verso); A standing figure turned to the left and a right leg; A woman gesturing to the left; Two legs of a horse; and Two wolves
black lead (2, 3 and 5), pen and brown ink (1 and 4)
all circa 6 7/8 x 8¾ in. (175 x 223 mm.) (6)
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The first drawing is close to another of similar subject sold in these Rooms, 18 March 1975, lot 67.
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In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru