Rare masterpieces in Sotheby’s Chinese art sale

Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present a sale of Fine Chinese Paintings in October during their Autumn Sale Series in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The sale will offer around 300 works by celebrated artists and calligraphers, including never-been-seen masterpieces by Fu Baoshi from a European collection, a rich array of paintings, calligraphy and seal impressions previously in the M K Lau Collection, as well as an assemblage of works by 20th-century artists from the Cheng Xin Xuan Collection.Zhang Daqian Spring Clouds Amidst Autumn Landscape

C.K. Cheung, Head of Chinese Paintings Department, Sotheby’s, said, ‘This season, we are delighted to once again assemble important and fresh-to-the-market works for our discerning clients, leveraging Sotheby’s unparalleled global network and trusting relationship with collectors.  The sale will see historically significant masterpieces – many from major private collections – by distinguished modern Chinese painters and calligraphers, among them include the market debut of masterworks by Fu Baoshi from a European collector, as well as a blue-and-green gongbi brushwork landscape painting, Spring Clouds Amidst Autumn Landscape, by the legendary Zhang Daqian.”

He continued, “Another notable highlight is the first ever presentation of seal impressions at Sotheby’s Hong Kong’s Fine Chinese Paintings auction. The opportunity to present a complete picture of Chinese art with a sale that encompasses Chinese calligraphy, Chinese paintings and seals, together in one place, is truly one not to miss!”

The sale is estimated at a total close to £18million or HK$190 million and takes place on 4th October.


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