Following the success of Sotheby’s Fine Classical Chinese Paintings sale during Asia Week New York in March that achieved over $35 million, we are delighted to announce the third New York sale in this category on 13 September.
The sale presents a well selected variety of exquisite works by the leading artists of Ming and Qing dynasties from private collections around the world. We are very pleased to be able to offer An Important American Collection Part II and Paintings and Calligraphy Works from Dr. Lu Meilin Collection, each consists of excellent works that are fresh to the market.
Highlights of the sale include a staggering handscroll by the talented Zhe School master Lan Ying (1585-1664), Landscape After Wu Zhen (lot 636, est. US$1.2-2.2M), the 402 inches (1021cm) long handscroll exemplifies Lan Ying’s superb capability to grasp the essence of the ancient master. The piece was formerly in the collection of the legendary collector Zhang Xueliang (known as the Young Marshal), for whom Sotheby's had an unforgettable sale in April 1994 in Taipei.
Equally enticing is a handscroll by Hongren, Seclusion amid Mountains and Streams (lot 645, est. $600,000-800,000). Hongren (1610-1664), one of the Four Monks, is arguably among the most outstanding artists of the 17th century. Died at the age of 55, he left behind him a small number of works, and a handscroll, is even rarer to find.
Clients who wish to bid on the below lots should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-606-7414 at least 24 hours prior to the evening of the sale.
Lots - 630, 631, 636, 644, 645, 741