[Commentary] On April 9, the media preview of Sotheby's Hong Kong Spring 2021 Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Auction was held in Hong Kong.

This spring auction of ancient calligraphy and calligraphy has a total of 121 works, among which the most eye-catching is Shen Yuan's "Yu Ti <Deng Shi Xing> Poetic Intent" and Li Shizhuo's "Yu Ti <Poetic Intent of Porridge Xing>". The two works have the highest valuations, reaching 50 to 80 million Hong Kong dollars.

Zuo Xinyang, director of the Chinese Ancient Painting and Calligraphy Department of Sotheby’s Asia in Hong Kong, said in an interview with a reporter from China News Agency that the inscriptions of the poems "Lengshi Xing" and "Kou Shou Conge Xing" all have Qianlong inscriptions. "Fan Chengda Layue Village Music House" Poetic Intention" The second of the ten-axis group paintings, of which seven are now in the Taipei National Palace Museum, and one is still missing.

  [Concurrent] Zuo Xinyang, Director of Ancient Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Department, Sotheby's Asia, Hong Kong

  Including the old collection of "Shiqu Baoji" by Shen Yuan and Li Shizhuo, a pair of screens. They were ten court painters requested by Qianlong in the early years of Qianlong. Ten works based on the poetry of Fan Chengda, a poet in the Southern Song Dynasty, are worth mentioning. These ten works are now Seven of them are in the collection of the National Palace Museum in Taipei. The other two are what we see now, and one is Yunxi's work, but it is no longer found.

  [Commentary] Zuo Xinyang said that this spring auction is Cao Zhongying’s private collection. The album "Four Monks in the Early Qing Dynasty" Hongren's work "Combination of Painting and Calligraphy" is also one of the highlights, highlighting the artistic style of the Ming Dynasty survivors, and the estimated price is up to 45 million to 55 million Hong Kong dollars.

  [Concurrent] Zuo Xinyang, Director of Ancient Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Department, Sotheby's Asia, Hong Kong

  What deserves attention is the "Mo Zhai" collection of ancient paintings and calligraphy by Mr. Cao Zhongying, an American collector. One of them is the "Painting and Calligraphy Collection" by Hongren, "one of the four monks in the Qing Dynasty." This work has a poetic and painting opposite theme, depicting Hongren And the landscape in the minds of ordinary literati.

In terms of artistic style, he inherited the four schools of Yuan Dynasty, especially the painting style of Ni Zan in Yuan Dynasty.

Shows his spirit as a survivor of the Ming Dynasty.

  [Commentary] It is reported that the public preview of this auction will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from April 16th to 18th, and the auction will start on April 19th.

  Reporter Liang Yuan from Hong Kong

Editor in charge: 【Luo Pan】