Lot  645 Ravenel Spring Auction 2023 Taipei

Ravenel Spring Auction 2023 Taipei

Kiosk by the River

PU Hsin-yu (Taiwanese, 1896 - 1963)

Ink and colour on paper, scroll

32 x 20 cm


TWD 480,000-750,000

HKD 125,000-195,000

USD 15,900-24,900

CNY 109,000-170,000

Sold Price

TWD 528,000

HKD 135,038

USD 17,221

CNY 121,940


Signed Hsin-yu in Chinese With three seals of the artist

"Paintings by Pu Hsin-Yu", National Taiwan Normal University Art Gallery, Taipei, 27 February, 2021 - 3 March, 2021

Paintings by Pu Hsin-Yu, My Humble House Co., Ltd., Taipei, 2021, p. 90


This work shows a landscape scene in the style of Southern and Northern Schools. The painting was completed with dry brush and light ink. Rocky cliffs and rocks were depicted by various cun strokes. A typical composition of Pu Hsin-yu was used with a hill at the back, trees encroaching among the rocks from the lower ground, as the land extended from a rocky shore to the river. Cun strokes, turquoise and light colours were used to enhance the fluidity and elusive quality. The crooked trees were outlined with double strokes while the leaves were dotted with ink. The background was contrasted with the low relief of the foreground. Meticulously sketched with fine brush, the kiosk was occupied by two scholars gazing into the landscape. The whole work was lightly coloured and carefully painted to reflect the schools of classical paintings showing Pu’s hermit character.
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Refined Brushwork:Ink Paintings & Works of Art

Ravenel Spring Auction 2023 Taipei

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 1:00pm