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Loose Painting Depicting an Eagle

Auction:
2885B
Lot:
496
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2885B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 19, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Loose Painting Depicting an Eagle, China, John Way (1921-2012) [Wei Letang], perched on a pine, inscribed in the upper right corner, signed and dated in the upper left with a seal, all in cursive script, ink and light color on paper, 22 5/8 x 15 5/8 in.

Provenance: The family of the artist. Way was a student of Li Zhonqian, and C.C. Wang described Way's brushwork as "powerful, direct, free and spontaneous, like the dynamic movements of a dragon" in 2000.
Estimate $800-1,000

folded in two, wear, minor water damage, creases to edges and corners, foxing in progress to some areas.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Wei Letang, C.C. Wang, China, Calligraphy, Chinese characters, Cursive, Penmanship, Seal, Writing systems

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