Wang Shiyi (17th century) Fighting for Water

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Lot 219
Wang Shiyi (17th century)
Fighting for Water

Sold for US$ 4,000 inc. premium
Wang Shiyi (17th century)
Fighting for Water
Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed Wang Shiyi, with one artist's seal reading Shiyi, colophons by Wang Shimin (dated 1679), Shen Quan, and Chen Tingjing (dated 1679), with additional collectors's seals, including tingfeng lou and Jize.
37 x 20in (94 x 50.8cm)

Footnotes

  • 王時翼 爭水圖 設色紙本 立軸

    The artist was a native of Taicang, cousin of Wang Shimin. The painting described a group of peasants fighting over water. The three inscriptions on the painting all indicate farmers were suffering from a prolonged dry weather. Wang Shimin and Cheng Tingjing's are both dated yiwei year (1679), a year historically recorded with a severe drought sweeping over the Jiangnan area.

    According to the titleslip and collector's seals, the panting was formerly in the collection of Pan Zhengwei (潘正煒, 1791-1850).
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