The top-selling lot at the Fine Chinese Paintings sale at Bonhams Hong Kong on Sunday was an important work by Wang Hui (1632–1717), one of the most celebrated painters of late seventeenth-century China, which realized HK$ 35,960,000. It had been estimated at HK$7,000,000 – 10,000,000. After a lengthy bidding war, the album of ten double leaves finally went to a telephone bidder who was shortly afterwards identified as Mr. Liu Yiqian, a respected Shanghai-based art collector and founder of Long Museum. Part of the collection of Mark S. Pratt, the painting is dated to the spring of 1698, five years after Wang Hui would finish the twelve scrolls of the ‘Nanxun Tu,’ placing this album squarely within this most developed period of his art. Other works of art from Mark S. Pratt’s collection include Za Daqian’s Lotus and Dwelling in the Mountains which made HK$2,200,

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