FAN ZENG (CHINA B 1938) 20TH CENTURY
YI YUANJI PLAYING WITH A MONKEY (YI YUANJI XI HOU TU)

Ink and color on paper, inscribed, signed, and with five seals, framed and glazed. sight H: 54 in., 137.1cm; W: 26 1/2 in., 92.7cm

Provenance: Acquired directly from the studio of the artist by the present owner, while traveling through China with Robert Ellsworth in 1979.

NOTE: The present work is a large and attractive example of the artist's exploration of the theme of the Northern Song dynasty painter, Yi Yuanji, going to the wild and interacting with monkeys to observe and paint them.

Sold for $93,750
Estimated at $50,000 - $80,000


 

Ink and color on paper, inscribed, signed, and with five seals, framed and glazed. sight H: 54 in., 137.1cm; W: 26 1/2 in., 92.7cm

Provenance: Acquired directly from the studio of the artist by the present owner, while traveling through China with Robert Ellsworth in 1979.

NOTE: The present work is a large and attractive example of the artist's exploration of the theme of the Northern Song dynasty painter, Yi Yuanji, going to the wild and interacting with monkeys to observe and paint them.

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