Sotheby’s Announces Auction of Fine Classical Chinese Paintings in New York

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artwork: Anonymous, Portraits of Jade Emperor and the Heavenly Kings. Ink and color on silk, framed. Est. $60/80,000. Photo: Sotheby's.


NEW YORK, N.Y.- On Tuesday 13th of  September Sotheby’s will present Fine Classical Chinese Paintings, the first dedicated New York auction in this category for over a decade. The sale is made up of 80 diverse works from the Ming and Qing dynasties, as well as a small selection of modern and contemporary works that were executed clearly in the classical manner. The pre-sale exhibition opens on Friday 9 September. Thatched Hut in Autumnal Mountains by Dong Bangda, who was admired and highly praised by Emperor Qianlong, is a further highlight (lot 23, est. $180/250,000). The grandly composed landscape executed on silk conveys such free, refined brushwork that it is conspicuous among the artists repertoire.