Qi Baishi (1863-1957) Hen and Six Chicks, dated to the Gengchen year, corresponding to 1940
Lot 353
Qi Baishi (1863-1957)
Hen and Six Chicks, dated to the Gengchen year, corresponding to 1940
Sold for £200,500 (US$ 336,656) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Qi Baishi (1863-1957)
Hen and Six Chicks, dated to the Gengchen year, corresponding to 1940
Ink and colour on paper, inscribed and sealed at the right side.
68.5cm x 35cm (27in x 13 4/5in)

Footnotes

  • 齊白石(1863-1957) 子母雞 設色紙本 立軸 1940年作

    款識:貝雅懷先生雅房庚辰夏白石山人齊潢畫
    鈴印:齊大

    Provenance: an English private collection, by repute acquired by the grandfather of the present owner in Tianjin in the mid 20th century.

    來源:英國私人收藏,據說現藏家的祖父於二十世紀中期購於天津

    The inscription may be translated as:

    [For] Mr Bei Yahuai's elegant room, painted by Baishi hermit Qi Huang in the summer of the Gengchen year (1940)

    The seal mark reads Qi da.

    This masterful painting of a hen and six chicks was executed by Qi Baishi in the summer of 1940, when the artist was 77 years old. The painting attests to Qi's mastery of ink and his superb and meticulous skill to create varying strengths and intensities by the use of dry and wet ink.
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