Lot 3203
  • 3203

AN IMPERIAL PORTRAIT OF THE EMPRESS DOWAGER CIXI AS GUANYIN ATTRIBUTED TO QU ZHAOLIN QING DYNASTY, GUANGXU PERIOD

Estimate
3,000,000 - 5,000,000 HKD
Sold
3,200,000 HKD
bidding is closed

Description

hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk, depicting the Empress Dowager Cixi embodied in the form of Guanyin elegantly seated in a rocky landscape holding a cup in her left hand beneath a large overhanging tree issuing thin gnarled branches issuing ripe peaches picked out in gradient tones of pastel pink, the figure dressed in finely detailed loose robes with picked out borders along the collar and sleeves and adorned with an elaborate headdress, the setting highlighted with thin bamboo shoots in the background with abundant clusters of leaves, the foreground before the figure profusely decorated with sprays of multi-coloured lingzhi blooms issuing from the crevices of the jagged rockwork, a boy-worshipper depicted obediently holding two lingzhi stems in both hands with one foot stepped on a rock before the Empress, the vibrant scene accentuated with multi-coloured fluttering butterflies delicately picked out in vivid shading
Close