- Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
- Title: SWAN, FALCON, AND LOTUS
- Artist: ANONYMOUS
- Format (cm): 114.2 x 61.5 cm.
- Format (in): 45 x 14 ¼ in.
- Last Sale price: 21 250,00
- Last Sale date:
ANONYMOUS (MING DYNASTY) SWAN, FALCON, AND LOTUS Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on silk Spurious cipher in the style of Emperor Huizong (r. 1100-1125) One illegible seal 45 x 14 ¼ in. (114.2 x 61.5 cm.)
Former collection of Professor Kiang Kan-hu, Montreal. Acquired by Mr. English Cody of New York City from Ton-Ying & Company, 1936.
Adrienne Williams, “Elderly Gentlemen Viewing the Kiang Collection”, Asia , December 1933.
This Ming dynasty painting depicts a gyrfalcon ( haidongqing ) swooping down on a swan in flight during the spring seasonal hunts. This scene is an example of the swan-hunt theme, which originated with the Khitans of the Liao dynasty (907-1125) and then became one of the most important visual motifs for the Jurchen in the Jin dynasty (1115-1234).