700 –Year –Old Chinese scroll sells for $41.8million in Hong kong.
9 oct 2020
At the Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong a 700 year old Chinese painting scroll from Yuan dynasty was call for 306.6 million Hong Kong dollars ($41.8million).The painting titled “Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback” is by Ren Renfa. The painting illustrate the story of the Princes Li Longji and 4 campanion .Princess Li Longji who later became the longest –reigning emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty. Princes Yi the last emperor of china ,after the fall the of Qing dynasty transported the “Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback” from the Forbidden City. Many of the paintings my this painter is held in museums or owned by private collectors , this painting was estimated initially to sell between $10million &15.5 million. The story behind then painting is the five drunken princes t spend happy time together drinking and went back home .It also stats that among the five princes one of them is the future emperor in this we can see that he was depicted as the one who can tolerate the drunkenness’ to go back home together with the other drunken princes .These where all said by one the famous classical chinese paintings specialist Sally Fong at Sotheby’s.