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‘RED BAMBOO’, BY PU RU (1896-1963)

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Lot details

China. Watercolor on paper. Depicting a curved bamboo branch issuing leaves, above a poem, signed and with two seals.

Inscriptions: Top right with a poem on bamboo, top left signed Pu Ru, two seals ‘Shin She’ and ‘Pu Ru’.

: Nagel Auctions, Stuttgart, Germany, 6 June 2015, lot 1986. A German private collection in southern Germany, acquired from the above for a purchase price of EUR 5,852 or EUR 7,035 adjusted for inflation at the time of cataloging. A copy of the invoice from Nagel Auctions accompanies this lot.
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear, little creasing, minor soiling, few loose threads to the backing. The frame with minor wear and light scratches.

Dimensions: Image size 56.5 x 29.2 cm, Size incl. frame 78.4 x 41.6 cm

Framed behind glass. (2)

Pu Ru (1896-1963), also known as Pu Xinshe, was a traditional Chinese painter, calligrapher, and nobleman. A member of the Manchu Aisin Gioro clan, the ruling house of the Qing dynasty, he was a cousin to Puyi, the last Emperor of China. It was speculated that Pu Ru would have succeeded to the Chinese throne if Puyi and the Qing government were not overthrown after the 1911 Xinhai Revolution. Pu Ru was reputed to be as talented as the famous southern artist Zhang Daqian. Together, they became known as ‘Pu of the North and Zhang of the South’. Pu Ru fled to Taiwan after the Communist Party of China came to power, and was appointed by Chiang Kai-shek as a Manchu representative at the Constitutional National Assembly. In Taiwan, he made a living selling paintings and calligraphy, and taught as a professor of fine arts at the National Taiwan Normal University.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 15 March 2017, lot 60
Price: USD 27,500 or approx. EUR 32,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: PU RU (1896-1963) Red Bamboo
Expert remark: Compare the closely related subject, composition, identical poem, and related size (58.6 x 26 cm).



來源:德國斯圖加特Nagel Auctions拍賣,2015年6月6 日,lot 1986;一個德國南部私人收藏,購於拍賣,價格EUR 5,852 或相當於現在的 EUR 7,035。隨附拍賣行發票副本。

尺寸:畫面56.5 x 29.2 厘米,總78.4 x 41.6 厘米


拍賣:紐約佳士得,2017年3月15日,lot 60
價格:USD 27,500(相當於今日EUR 32,500
專家評論:比較非常相近的主題、構圖、相同的詩,以及相近尺寸(58.6 x 26 厘米)。


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