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)
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.
This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.
ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.
If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.
Buyers' Premium and Charges
For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:
Buyer's Premium Rates 25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price 20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price 12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.
For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.