Lot 1106
  • 1106

ATTRIBUTED TO QIU YING | SEVEN SAGES OF THE BAMBOO GROVE, AFTER LIU SONGNIAN

Estimate
20,000 - 40,000 USD
Sold
62,500 USD
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Description

  • SEVEN SAGES OF THE BAMBOO GROVE, AFTER LIU SONGNIAN
  • ink and color on silk, handscroll
  • 27.5 by 142.5 cm. 10 3/4  by 56 in. 
signed Qiu Ying Shifu, with one seal of the artist, qiu ying Frontispiece by Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), signed Yuan, with one seal, da qian wei yin da nianColophons by Wang Chong (Attributed to), signed Yayi shanren Wang Chong, dated bingxu of the Jiajing reign, the sixteenth day of the eighth lunar month, with two seals, wang chong, wang lü ji yin; Lu Shidao (Attributed to), signed Wuhu jushi Lu Shidao, with one seal, fu xi da fu With four collector's seals of Zhang Shouxian (1804-1875), zi bo yu shang, zhang shi zi bo jian shang, du han shu lou, tiao shang zhang zi bo liu lan suo ji; two collector's seals of Qu Junzai (20th century), jing su liu lan, xing su xue zhai chang wu

Catalogue Note

Zhang Daqian's frontispiece:
Qiu Shifu's copy of Liu Songnian's Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove. This copy of an ancient painting by Shifu is naturally different than an original work by him. Shifu was not in the habit of signing works with his own name. Before age thirty Peng Nian signed on his behalf, and after age forty it was Wen Jia. At age fifty he lived as a guest at the home of Xiang Molin, who also had signed Shifu's works on his behalf. The signature of this scroll bears the style of Peng Nian, must be a work by Shifu when he was young.
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