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Handscroll Depicting a Gated Garden

Auction:
2843B
Lot:
496
Sold for:
$7,380$6,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2843B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 19, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Handscroll Depicting a Gated Garden, China, in the manner of Qiu Ying (1494-1552), with a noble couple strolling in a garden with peacocks, blooming trees, and rockery, populated with female servants and musicians as well as male guards near and outside the garden gate, inscribed at the beginning "Shifu Qiu Ying bu tu" with a seal reading "Shizhou," ink and color on silk, painting 11 7/8 x 96 in.

Provenance: From the estate of Kai Suhr, who supplied Chiang-Kai-shek's army in China between the years of 1938-1939.
Estimate $1,000-1,200

in good condition with some signs of aging on silk, loss of pigment.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Kai Suhr, Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese Christians, Handscroll, Ming dynasty, Qiu Ying, Republic of China, Shizhou, China

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