Ink and colour on paper, handscroll
Qian Weicheng (1720-1772)
33.7 by 458 cm; 13 1/4 by 180 in.
1) Shiqu baoji xubian (‘Sequel to The Precious Collection of the Stone Canal Pavilion’), Stored in Ningshou Gong (Palace of Tranquil Longevity), no. 17. 2) Yuzhishi siji (‘Imperial Poems, vol. 4’), juan 18, pp.20-22. 3) Shang Pu Jie shuhua mu (‘Treasures Bestowed to Pu Jie’), p.9. 4) Chen Rentao, et al., Gugong yi shi shuhua mu jiaozhu (‘Notes on Paintings and Calligraphy Lost from the Forbidden City’), Hong Kong, 1956, p. 32. 5) Yang Renkai, Guobao chenfu lu : Gugong sanyi shuhua jianwen kaolue (‘Record of the Vicissitudes of National Treasures: Investigation of the Dispersed and Lost Calligraphies and Paintings from the Former Palace that I have seen and Heard about’), Shanghai, 2007, p. 408.
Qing Imperial Court Collection. Collection of Henry Puyi (1906-1967), last emperor of China. Private European collection, acquired by the grandfather of the present owner and thence by family descent.
Property from a distinguished european private collection