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Wu Zhen scroll set to be auctioned

By Lin Qi | | Updated: 2016-11-28 16:44

Wu Zhen scroll set to be auctioned

A scroll by Wu Zhen. [Photo provided to China Daily]

A 2-meter-long color ink scroll from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) will be auctioned on Dec 6 in Beijing.

Painted by Wu Zhen, one of the "Four Masters of Yuan", it presents a landscape in which ranges of mountains are enveloped by rain and moisture. It epitomes the trend of his generation that favored less detailing but a more abstract and personalized approach.

Among the painting's many owners was Wang Shijie, a prominent jurist, founder of the prestigious Wuhan University in Hubei province and also a high-ranking official in the Republic of China period.

Wang acquired the painting in 1948 for $1,000 to complete his collection of the works of the "Four Masters of Yuan".

The landscape will appear in Beijing Council Auction's salesroom.

Wu Zhen scroll set to be auctioned

A scroll by Wu Zhen. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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