Wang Hui (1632-1717) Album of Landscapes Wang Hui (1632-1717) Album of Landscapes
Sold for HK$35,960,000. Fine Chinese Paintings Hong Kong, 31 May 2015

Art Market Review

Issue 11, January - July 2015

Page 12

Each of the ten leaves which make up the album bore the seal and inscription of the Qianlong Emperor. They were the work of the master painter Wang Hui (1632-1717) and each painting is a homage to the artistic styles of earlier painters who worked during the Song and Yuan dynasties (10th-14th centuries). The artist was one of the most celebrated of his day, serving as court painter under the Kangxi Emperor (reigned 1662-1772), grandfather of the Quinlong Emperor (reigned 1735-1796). He was a principal figure of the 17th century orthodox movement of Chinese painting, which drew on early
painting models as inspiration.

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