Lot  618 Ravenel Autumn Auction 2022 Taipei

Ravenel Autumn Auction 2022 Taipei

Wisteria and Doves

YU Chung-Lin (Taiwanese, 1925 - 1985)


Ink and colour on paper, framed

97 x 63 cm


TWD 190,000-300,000

HKD 47,000-74,000

USD 6,000-9,500

CNY 43,000-67,000

Sold Price

TWD 216,000

HKD 54,962

USD 7,061

CNY 49,655


Signed YU Chung-lin in Chinese
With three seals of the artist

PROVENANCE Acquired directly from the artist's family

EXHIBITED "Paintings of Yu Chung-Lin", National Museum of History, Taipei, 13 October, 1982 - 18 October, 1982 "Elegance and Grace: A Memorial Exhibition of Flower and Bird Paintings by Yu Chung-Lin", National Museum of History, Taipei, 14 January, 2012 - 28 February, 2012

ILLUSTRATED A Collection of Masterpieces by Yu Chung-Lin, Crown Publishing Company, Taipei, 1985, p. 158 Elegance and Grace: A Commemorative Collection of Flower and Bird Paintings by Yu Chung-Lin, National Museum of History, Taipei, 2012, pp. 140-141
This painting is to be sold with a photo of the work with the artist.


This work carries the style of Yun Shou-ping with a realistic depiction. The structure and compositions were meticulously planned. Rocks on the right were sketched with thick dense strokes extended from the sides, depicting the structure of the cliff. V strokes were used for the dense grass. Wisteria on the left were depicted with central dry brushstrokes to highlight the gnarled branch. This highlights the skills of calligraphy. Green was applied to the illuminated side of the plant, while red was used for the veins of the leaves. Three green and light colours were used for the shade. The branch was sketched with ink in a skillful manner in a juxtaposition of cold and warm tones. Fine strokes were chosen to depict the wisteria in various tones of purple. White and a gradation of purple was used for the delicate and elegant flowers, showing excellent skills of the artist. Two pigeons stood aloft from the rock. Light ink was used on the wings and tail feathers of the white pigeon, with pale hints of pink to highlight the texture. The body was painted to highlight the plump form. The black pigeon shows a velvety texture depicted with exceptional control of the brush. Refined gongbi brush was used for the minute details of the eyes, beaks and claws of the birds, showing a delicate choice of depiction of meticulous and carefree depiction.
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Ravenel Autumn Auction 2022 Taipei

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 1:00pm