Zu Shihong (19th century), Fishes and watergrass, ink and color on silk, horizontal scroll
Lot 2041
Zu Shihong (19th century) Fish and Plants
Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium
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Chinese Paintings New York
12 Sep 2012 10:00 EDT

Auction 20379
Zu Shihong (19th century), Fishes and watergrass, ink and color on silk, horizontal scroll Zu Shihong (19th century), Fishes and watergrass, ink and color on silk, horizontal scroll
Lot Details
Zu Shihong (19th century)
Fish and Plants
Ink and color on silk, horizontal hand scroll signed Dongjiao Zu Shihong followed by two seals of the artist reading Shihong zhi yin and Dongjiao.
12 1/4 x 92 1/2in (31.1 x 235cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    acquired in China 1946-1949


    A subject for Chinese painters since the twelfth century, fish swimming amid aquatic plants is often read as a reference to the episode "Autumn Flood" in the Zhuangzi, the fourth century B.C. Daoist classic, in which the philosopher contemplates the pleasures of being a fish. In this scroll the artist deftly captures the quick and darting movements of a variety of fish and crustaceans in their natural environment. Employing pale, translucent colors, Zhu Shihong realistically creates a watery scene of quiet beauty.

    祖士弘 魚草 設色紙本 手卷

    款識:
    偶仿北宋人淋池魚戲東郊祖士弘

    鈐印: [東郊][士弘之印]

    來源: 1946-1949年間購自中國
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