Thursday, October 17, 2013

Eagle Standing on Pine Tree - Qi Baishi

Price in US $ - 65.5 million

Qi Baishi was an influential Chinese painter who was most noted for the whimsical, often playful style of his watercolour works. "Eagle Standing on Pine Tree; Four-Character Couplet in Seal Script" - this painting of an eagle perched on the branch of a pine tree, surrounded by two calligraphy scrolls, measures 100 by 266 centimetres (three by 8.5 feet). The work was completed by Qi in 1946 and presented to General Chiang Kai-shek for his 60th birthday.

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