Lot 272: RE BONIAN (1840-1896) CHINESE SCROLL PAINTING OF BIRD

Eden Fine Antiques Galleries LLC

November 11, 2016
Marietta, GA, US

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Description: Re BoNian (Chinese, 1840-1896), ink and watercolor paper scroll painting, depicted birds amidst branching tree. Showing themed title inscriptions on upper left, signed, followed by artist's iron-red signature seal. Matted with pale-creme border.
Dimensions: Dimension: 82" L x 20" W (painting): 52-1/2" L x 14-1/2" W
Artist or Maker: Re BoNian
Medium: paper, ink, watercolor
Date: Qing Dynasty
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Notes: LOT NOTES: Ren Yi (Chinese; 1840-1896), also known as Ren BoNian, was a painter and son of a rice merchant who supplemented his income by doing portraits. He was born in Zhejiang, but after the death of his father in 1855 he lived in Shanghai. This move placed him in a more urban world that was exposed to Western thinking. In Shanghai he became a member of the Shanghai School which fused popular and traditional styles. He is also sometimes referred to as one of the "Four Rens". He was noted for his bold brushstrokes and use of color. In his earlier career the Song Dynasty painters influenced him, but later on he favored a freer style influenced by the works of Zhu Da.
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