Chinese Painting Sold for $49 Million at Christie’s
A Song dynasty scroll painting of dragons was sold for $49 million at Christie’s. Chen Rong’s scroll which depicts “Six Dragons” twisting in a storm was only expected to sell for up to $1.8 million. The sale represented one of the highest prices paid for an Asian work of art
“A Song dynasty scroll painting of dragons was sold for $49 million at Christie’s.”
~ Wall Street Journal
The ink brush painting titled Six Dragons was produced by Song Dynasty official painter Chen Rong and he achieved excellence in painting dragons. The painting once belonged to Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty and was sent to Japan in the early 20th century and then became part of the museum’s collection.
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