As a high-ranking painter and scholar in the Ming Court, Dong Qichang had access to the finest materials and the attention of emperors. In this First Look, discover an iconic example from his seminal body of work that would usher in a new era of Chinese Calligraphy. Qichang’s distinctive gradation in ink tone could only be achieved with the smoothest of hands that allowed for the finest traces of his brushwork to be revealed. Explore this magnificent piece and more in Sotheby’s sale of Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy (13 September New York).
First Look: The Brushwork of a Master
New York | 13 September