Lot 139: LARGE PICTURE SCROLL WITH ROCKY LANDSCAPE, OCEAN AND IMMORTAL
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Colorful painting on silk. China, Qing Dynasty, presumably 18th century
Magnificent vertical composition with Shanshui landscape, in the powerful rocks as well as pines, wutong and other trees dominate. Scholars and immortals are depicted on several levels, particularly their faces are finely painted. In the picture center are three immortal scholars in conversation, one with a feather fan, another with a flower basket. Above them are ocean waves, on a rock with breaking waves sits another immortal, above in flowing robes is a fairy in a spoon-shaped vehicle and at the very top another on a flying heron. On the lowest level in from of an abyss are two figures, one in leafy robe with flute, between them a white goat. Age characteristics, browning due to age, altogether good condition, no signature, the inscription at the scroll end refers to Shanshui. Brocade mounting.
PICTURE 214,5 x 59,8 CM, SCROLL 266,5 x 68,8 CM
From the former collection of the famous Viennese pianist Jörg Demus