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A RIVER LANDSCAPE AFTER WANG YUANQI BY WEI QING - 韡慶《山水畫》,王原祈款
Lot 1027 - AK0622

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Lot details

China, first half of the 20th century. Ink and watercolor on segmented paper. The fan-shaped painting depicts a landscape with a river and mountains in the background and two cabins hidden behind trees and rocks in the foreground. A fisherman waiting on a boat nearby to catch a fish. Calligraphy and a seal mark on the left. A seal mark on each bottom corner.

Inscriptions: Text (translated): 'Wei Qing imitated Wang Lutai's work' (pseudonym for Wang Yuanqi, 1642-1715) and 'Painted in Shenjiang'. One seal mark on the upper left, and one seal on the bottom left. Another seal on the bottom right (translated): 'Wei Ting learns drawing at 57 years old.'

Fan paintings by Wang Yuanqi are highly sought after. For a landscape fan shaped painting by the master artist see Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy in Christie’s Hong Kong on 01 June 2015, lot 1117, sold for HKD 3,200,000.

Provenance: From the collection of Professor Jan Wirgin (1932-2020). Jan Wirgin studied Classic Chinese and History of Art at Stockholm University. Later, he joined the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm, first as a curator and then between 1981-1998 as the director of the museum. Further, he published numerous articles during his work as the editor of the Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities. One of his most famous works is the book "Chinese Art history" (1972), which is still one of the most read books for students of Chinese art history in Sweden.
Condition: Good condition. The painting with some abrasions along the folds, minor material loss to the lower left corner.

Dimensions: Image size 50.4 x 21.5 cm, paper cover 63.5 x 65 cm

Laid down on paper with protective cover.

 
 

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