Lot 148
A Chinese Painting of Wang Zhaojun
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Qing dynasty (1644-1912), 18th century, ink and colors on silk, the grand painting features the traveling party of Wang Zhaojun, one of the Four Beauties of ancient China, carrying her pipa on horseback accompanied by her attendants being led away from the palace of the Han emperor Yuan by the Xiongnu nomad chieftain Huhanye to become his wife, the figures and horses are finely painted with soft facial details and dressed in jeweled colors, the surrounding landscape has clusters of trees composed with a variety of classic brushstrokes, with inscription bearing the signature Jiao Bingzhen with two artist seals to upper left corner, having a brocade border, framed without a cover.

Sight size 57.5 x 32.5 in.; Frame dimensions 64 x 38.5

Private Collection, Pinehurst, North Carolina

William-Cozart Ltd, Raleigh, North Carolina

Overall toning to silk; minor repair to silk; a slight horizontal crease to center of painting; some scattered white dots; some loss to brocade; painting mounted on board.

$5,000 - 10,000