QIAN ZAI (1708-1793), BAMBOO AND BIRDS | 錢載 《竹林小鳥》 設色紙本 鏡框 癸巳年作 (1773年)
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
QIAN ZAI (1708-1793)
BAMBOO AND BIRDS
錢載 《竹林小鳥》 設色紙本 鏡框 癸巳年作 (1773年)
ink and colour on paper, framed and glazed
Signed QIAN ZAI, dated guisi year (1773), inscribed and with three seals
135 by 44.5 cm, 53⅛ by 17½ in.
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Unexamined outside the frame. There are scattered creases, splits and discolouration, and some areas that have been reinforced, including the area to the top right corner of the painting extending downwards to ca. 1/4 of the bamboo.
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Formerly in an Italian private collection, acquired in China between 1957 and 1976.
Thence in the family by descent.
Sotheby's Paris, 23rd June 2016, lot 168.