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An Old Chinese Garden: A Three-fold Masterpiece of Poetry, Calligraphy and Painting By Wen Chen Ming

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2843B
Lot:
594
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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2843B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 19, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

An Old Chinese Garden: A Three-fold Masterpiece of Poetry, Calligraphy and Painting By Wen Chen Ming, studies written by Kate Kerby, published by Chung Hwa Book Company, Shanghai, 1923, studies on the paintings and calligraphic descriptions of the thirty-one scenes by Wen Zhengming (1470-1559) for the design of The Humble Administrator's Garden, later built by Wang Xiancheng in 1509, with many illustrations, traditional stitched binding, royal blue silk hardcover with gold title, boxed, 13 1/2 x 12 in.
Provenance: Collection of Christopher and Roberta Bickford
Estimate $800-1,000


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Keywords

Wen Chen Ming, Kate Kerby, Roberta Bickford, Wang Xiancheng, Chinese garden, Classical Gardens of Suzhou, Humble Administrator's Garden, Ming dynasty, Wen, Wen Zhengming

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