Lot 142: PAINTING ON SILK SIGNED WU LI BING (1632-1718)

Converse Auctions

November 4, 2016
Online, PA, US

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Painting On Silk Signed Wu Li Bing (1632-1718):
A delicate painting of mountains and waterfalls in black ink on an ocher background. A house and trees are on the river's edge, and boats are sailing. Calligraphy and artist's seal on upper right. Sight: 43" X 14"

Wu Li ca. 1632-1718 was a Chinese landscape painter poet and calligrapher from Jiangsu who lived during the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912).

Wu was born in Changzhou in the Jiangsu province of China. His style name was 'Yu Shan' and his sobriquet was 'Mojing Daoren'. Wu learned poetry from Qian Qianyi. He was taught painting by Wang Shimin and Wang Jian, and was influenced by the painters Huang Gongwang and Wang Meng. His landscapes utilized dry brush strokes and light colors. His distinctive style elevated him to where he is now identified as one of the Six Masters of the early Qing period.

61" X 20"
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Condition Report: A line of damage is on the left side of the painting (see photos).

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