Lot 1661
  • 1661

AN EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT COURT PAINTING OF THE BANNERMAN KE ER CHUN BATULU WAN TING QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD, DATED TO THE WUSHEN YEAR (CORRESPONDING TO 1788)

Estimate
4,000,000 - 6,000,000 HKD
Sold
4,820,000 HKD
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Description

hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk



portraying the Third Ranked officer of the Imperial Guard active in the Taiwan Campaign of 1787-1788, with a distinguished weathered face and soulful eyes, donning a fur-lined hat marked by a clear blue glass bead and a peacock feather with a single-eyed plume, dan yan hua ling, dressed in a brown surcoat with a blue collar and lining, tied at the waist with a pair of plum-coloured brocade riding chaps covering the legs, shod with a pair of black silk boots with white soles, his hands clasped together over his right breast showing his white jade thumb ring worn on his right thumb, the simple blue silk belt suspending a ceremonial sword with an embellished gilt hilt and a shagreen sheath, eulogized with several lines of text written at the op  on the right side in Chinese in kaishu ('standard script') and in Manchu on the left, with one seal of the Qianlong Emperor, Qianlong Yulan Zhibao

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