Christie’s offers paintings in the finest Chinese tradition May 27

Wu Changshuo (1844-1927), ‘Gourds,’ scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on paper,44.5 cm. x 61 cm. (17½in. x 24 in.), inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist. HK$80,000-HK$120,000 / $10,2000-$15,300. Christie’s image

HONG KONG – Christie’s Exquisite Eye: Chinese Paintings Online presents an eclectic selection of works that range from Classical and Modern through the Contemporary period, featuring paintings of diverse subject-matters such as landscape, birds and flowers and calligraphy in the fine Chinese artistic tradition. The auction is open for bidding now and concludes on Monday, May 27.

Contemporary highlights include works by Lui Shou Kwan and Gu Mei. A Japanese collection of paintings and calligraphy by late Qing and Republican period artists such as Li Ruiqing and Zeng Xi, leads the auction.

Koo Mei (Gu Mei, b. 1929), ‘Winter Landscape,’ scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on paper, 40 cm. x 61.2 cm. (15¾in. x 24 1/8in.), 1989. Estimate HK$20,000-HK$30,000 / $2,550-$3,820. Christie’s image

Also on offer is a selection of works by artists such as Jiang E’shi and Peng Chunshi, highlighted by the Property from Professor Chi Chong Lee (C.C. Lee) and a collection of Lingnan artists from a Southeast Asian Private Collection.

Huang Yongyu (b. 1924), ‘Narcissus,’ scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
69.2 x 68.5 cm. (27¼in. x 27in.), titled and signed, with three seals of the artist, dated gengwu year (1990). Estimate: HK $60,000-HK$80,000 / $7,650-$10,200. Christie’s image

This dedicated online auction offers emerging and seasoned collectors a unique opportunity to acquire paintings from distinguished private collections from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia and Southeast Asia.