A framed enamelled rectangular plaque of a monk enjoying a bucket of wine
Attributed to Wang Qi (1884 - 1937), Republic period
The monk mouth wide open, enjoying a large bucket of wine, his fly whisk on his shoulder, a wine seller, about to fall down to the ground, astonished by the monk's manner, his shoulder pole lying about on the ground, a wine bucket broken into pieces, apparently finished of the wine by the monk and thrown freely onto the ground, inscribed "a true monk drinks whenever there is wine" [有酒便吃真和尚 谁是主人谁是客], dated early summer of the year of Ren Shen (1932) [时在壬申夏月上浣], signed Wang Qi [西昌匋迷道人王琦写于珠山客次], with his seal Qi [琦] and Tao Zhai [匋斎]
25cm x 38.3cm.
Chinese Works of Art
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