Asian Art Auction

June 18, 2010

LOT 218
Chinese School
  • Chinese School

218

Chinese School

PORTRAIT OF THE TANG POET BAI JUYI, 19TH CENTURY

Ink and colour on silk. Huanghuali frame
Frame 32.3" x 23.2" — 82 x 59 cm.

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $1,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Bai Juyi (772-846) wrote over 2800 poems during his lifetime. They are notable for their accessibility and deal with issues of social and political responsibility, romance and satire.

Provenance:

A Collection of Decorative Arts and Huanghuali Furniture from the Estate of Mabel Tom. Brought over from Beijing to Canada during the 1930’s

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Origin: China