108
108
After Guan Daosheng (1262-1319), 18th Century
PLUM BLOSSOM SPRAY
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 66,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
108
After Guan Daosheng (1262-1319), 18th Century
PLUM BLOSSOM SPRAY
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 66,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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After Guan Daosheng (1262-1319), 18th Century
PLUM BLOSSOM SPRAY
hanging scroll, ink on paper
inscribed with a colophon written by the Qianlong emperor (r. 1736-1795) dated 1761, with six imperial Qianlong seals, ten collectors' seals, apocryphally signed Guan Daosheng, with one seal of the artist
34 by 15 in., 86.4 by 38 cm
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Provenance

Imperial Collection of the Qianlong Emperor.

Catalogue Note

During her lifetime and today, Guan Daosheng is accorded the highest praise as China's most famous woman painter and calligrapher, whose influence on many later artists cannot be overstated.  The wife of the renowned Yuan dynasty scholar-painter, Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322), she was recognized and honored for her own accomplishments in poetry, calligraphy and paintings.  Although she is known for her ink paintings of plum blossoms, orchids, landscapes and Buddhist figures, bamboo painting represented the core of her fame.

Guan Daosheng was honored during her own lifetime by the highest levels of society, having enjoyed the beneficence of two imperial reigns, and her importance is made even more clear by the fact that the Qianlong Emperor included the present painting attributed to her among his personal art treasures.

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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New York