Lot 425. Cross-roller with a display of 18 cats and butterflies between garden rocks

Sold:€ 6 700
Auction date:06.12.2017   14:00
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Lot 425Cross-roller with a display of 18 cats and butterflies between garden rocks
Cross-roller with a display of 18 cats and butterflies between garden rock, CHINA, signed Long min ju, shi, 18. Century
62 x 332 cm R.
Ink and colors on silk, cross roller, three seals, including a cut Imperial seal, left, Longmian jushi', the artist-Name of Li Gonglin (1049-1106), a further 7 artists 'and collectors 'seals'. The composition is inspired by the animal paintings of the Song period, however, is from the currents of the 17th century./18. Century influences. The common representation of cats (mao) and butterflies (the) are regarded as a Symbol of the age of maodie (80 and 90 years old). This is a traditional Subject of painting with a desire for a long life.
Provenance: From a Dutch private collection - Slight traces of age, under glass, framed

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