This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Ching-Chao Chu.
Private Collection, France Private Collection, Europe
Once we found the right connection of a work with a primary cosmic force, we discover a unifying cause that strengthens the unity of the best-composed pieces. By accepting the invitation of the elements, the painter receives the natural sprout of a creation.
The colours in the printed catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is softer in the original work. Tiny foxing spots are mainly located on the left half of the work and are visible under very close inspection only. The paper has slightly yellowed, most notably in lower left corner. There is a light repainting in the black area on the left. This work is in very good condition. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."