Qian Hui'an(1833-1911)  Figure-Album Leaf
Lot 2048
Qian Hui'an (1833-1911) Drunken Sleep in Yihong Garden
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,300 - 1,900

Lot Details
Qian Hui'an (1833-1911)
Drunken Sleep in Yihong Garden
Ink and color on paper, album leaf mounted as a hanging scroll, inscribed and signed Qing Xi Qiaozi Qian Hui'an followed with one rectangular relief seal of the artist reading Jisheng.
9 x 15in (23 x 38cm)

Footnotes

  • In this scene from Dream of the Red Chamber, Qian Hui'an depicts the chapter in which Granny Liu, a distantly related elderly cousin from the countryside, visits the family compound of the wealthy Jia Family. Amazed by the extravagance and grandeur of the mansion, she drinks too much at dinner and finds herself lost in the Grand View Garden, eventually stumbling upon a courtyard to have a rest. The courtyard, belonging to the main character Jia Baoyu, the youngest son who was attended by forty servants, was filled with luxuries like the mirror that Granny Liu stares at in wonder.

    錢慧安 醉臥怡紅 設色紙本 册頁

    款識:
    醉臥怡紅
    清溪樵子錢慧安

    鈐印: [吉生]

    《红楼梦》第41回"栊翠庵茶品梅花雪怡红院劫遇母蝗虫"承蒙荣府的盛情款待, 刘姥姥因受王熙凤和鸳鸯的愚弄喝多了酒, 在嗣后的游园活动中如厕出来後迷失了路徑, 独自一个人误入怡红院, 最终走进宝玉卧室, 制造了一出滑稽闹剧。
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