Fine Classical Chinese Paintings

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5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Open: By Appointment


Fine Classical Chinese Paintings

Hong Kong

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings
Auction: Mon 19 Apr 2021
Exhibition: - Sun 18 Apr 2021
By Appointment


In the upcoming spring sale, Sotheby’s Classical Chinese Painting is proud to present a stellar group of Qing court treasures including: Festivity and Prosperity – Poetic Idea of ‘Song of the Lantern Fair’ by Shen Yuan, Poetic Idea of ‘Song on the Headcount Congee’ by Li Shizhuo, Poems for the Emperor Qianlong’s Eightieth Birthday Celebration by Peng Yuanrui, as well as rare manuscripts from the imperial Qing palace currently in an Important Private Asian Collection. Among the highly anticipated works from private collections are classical painting and calligraphy from the Tsao Family Collection, which offers a glimpse of the transformation in the ancient tradition during the 17th century, as well as letters by Ming dynasty literati of the Wu School from a private collection.


今春,中國古代書畫承往年佳績,隆重呈獻多件清宮珍稀,包括 “昇平節物”—沈源《御題〈燈市行〉詩意圖》及李世倬《御題〈口數粥行〉詩意圖》、賀帝萬壽之彭元瑞《萬壽大慶八庚全韻詩》冊,以及重要亞洲私人珍藏清室瑰寶手稿多幀,以饗藏家。同時欣呈多個私人珍藏專輯,包括曹仲英先生「默齋」藏古代書畫專輯,代表了十七世紀書畫之變奏;私人收藏明代書札,一窺吳門文人雅士之往來,包羅萬象,精彩可期。


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For all enquiries please contact:


Rongde Zhang | RONGDE.ZHANG@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 9016

Senior Vice President, Senior Specialist, Classical Chinese Paintings


Steven Zuo | STEVEN.ZUO@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 9016

Director, Head of Department, Classical Chinese Paintings


Sally Fong | SALLY.FONG@SOTHEBYS.COM  | +852 2822 9013

Deputy Director, Specialist, Classical Chinese Paintings


Alex Weng | ALEX.WENG@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 9020

Specialist, Classical Chinese Paintings


Jacqueline Lee | JACQUELINE.LEE@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 9043

Specialist / Cataloguer, Classical Chinese Paintings


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