Sanyu - Editions, Photographs and Design Hong Kong Friday, June 14, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Librairie Vignes, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Taipei, Eslite Gallery, An Intimate View: Sanyu’s Small Masterpieces, 3 March – 1 April, 2018, pp. 102-107 (another example exhibited and illustrated)


Illustrations for Les Poèmes de T'ao Tsien

The complete set of three etchings, on Arches paper, with full margins, with poems in French (translated from Chinese by Liang Tsong Tai), preface by Paul Valéry, and additional portrait of the poet after Hwang Shen on the frontispiece, bound (as issued), contained in a later red fabric-covered slipcase.
book 33 x 25.5 x 1.2 cm (12 7/8 x 10 x 1/2 in.)
This work is number 143 from an edition of 290 (there were also 10 on Hollande van Gelder in Roman numerals and 6 on Japan), published by Éditions Lemarget, Paris, with a later slipcase.

HK$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$38,100

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Hong Kong Auction 14 June 2024