531
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Yao Wenxie 1628-1693
HIGH PAVILION IN ROCKY HILLS
Estimate
10,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
531
Yao Wenxie 1628-1693
HIGH PAVILION IN ROCKY HILLS
Estimate
10,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Roy and Marilyn Papp Collection of Chinese Paintings

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Yao Wenxie 1628-1693
HIGH PAVILION IN ROCKY HILLS
signed Yao Wenxie, dated gengzi (1660), autumn, with a dedication and four seals of the artist, yun ge, chen xie, zi jing san, geng hu
Inscription on painting by Yao Yuanzhi (1776-1852), signed Yuanzhi, with two seals, yuan zhi, yao shi shou cang
Inscription on box cover by Yao Yuanzhi, signed Yuanzhi, dated gengchen of the Jiaqing reign, the twenty second day of the seventh lunar month (August 30, 1820), bo ang shu hua, nan zhai jiu shi
With two other collectors' seals, jiao weng, one illegible
ink and color on satin, hanging scroll
148 by 49.5 cm. 58 1/4  by 19 1/2  in. 
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Exhibited

Heritage of the Brush: The Roy and Marilyn Papp Collection of Chinese Painting, Phoenix Art Museum, March 18- May 7, 1989; Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, March 8-April 22, 1990; Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, September 28-November 24, 1991; Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, October 25-December 27, 1992; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, April 18-June 20, 1993; Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 29-March 20, 1994; Crocker Art Museum, California, October 30-December 31, 1997; Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, January 31-March 28, 1999; Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, October 3-December 10, 2000

Literature

1. Kei Suzuki (Compiled), Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Paintings (Vol. 4, Japanese Collections: Temples and Individuals), Tokyo University Press, 1983, pl. JP14-020, p. IV-257
2. Heritage of the Brush: The Roy and Marilyn Papp Collection of Chinese Painting, Phoenix Art Museum, 1989, cat. 17, pp. 66-67

Catalogue Note

Artist's inscription:
Rocky hills and a high pavilion are sealed by five(-colored) clouds;
Trees embrace the purple cliff under layers of blue mist.
From the Milky Way comes continuous rain;
By the sandy embankment, (I) await the descent of the dragon.
- Translation courtesy of Jane Wai-yee Leong

Yao Yuanzhi's inscription:
My ancestor of twelfth generations ago was an expert at painting landscapes and used the brush ideas of Ni and Shen. His brush and ink were valued by all. Unfortunately life was difficult during his time, and so extremely few of his works have survived. This work dates from over a hundred and sixty years ago and has just returned to me [his descendant]. Isn't this fortunate?

The Roy and Marilyn Papp Collection of Chinese Paintings

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