ZENG GUOFAN (Chinese, 1811-1872)
Excerpt from "The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons," 1841; Ink on paper laid to silk (framed); Signed Disheng (pseudonym) Zeng Guofan with two seals: Zeng Guofan yin, Disheng, inscribed "Presented to Mister Shihai. Xinchou (1841) year, leap month, Disheng Zeng Guofan"; 37 1/2" x 12" (sheet); Note: This is a rare piece that was written at Zeng's early age (31 years old)
Sale Price: $9,375
Estimate: $15,000 - $17,000
Good condition. Small losses to sheet at upper left quadrant and one repair at upper left edge. Creases, toning and soiling throughout, all commensurate with age. Not examined out of frame.