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Lot 243

JU LIAN (1828-1904)

Estimated Value:

1.200 € - 1.800 €


1.700 €


China, dated 1890
83 x 34 cm
Peonies and buzzing bees at a Taihu rock. Ink and light colors on paper, mounted as a hanging scroll. Titled "Fu gui chang chun" (Wealth, Honor and Everlasting Spring), cyclic dating to gengyin [1890], for Mr. Yi Fu's appraisal. Signature: "Geshan lao ren Ju Lian", an artist's seal: "Gu Quan" and another seal (unread).
Old North German private collection, in the family of the current owner since 1929
Ju Lian, a native of Panyu (now Guangzhou), was a Chinese painter in Qing Dynasty. His courtesy name was 'Ancient Spring' (Gu Quan), and self-given pseudonym 'Old Man of the Divided Mountain' (Ge Shan Lao Ren). Together with his older brother (or cousin) Ju Chao, he belongs to the important painters of the Lingnan School. He was known for his bird-and-flower paintings as well as people and plant-and-insect paintings. He was the teacher of the brothers Gao Jianfu and Gao Qifeng - Signs of age, minor
damages and small repairs, short tears on the mount