A SET OF FOUR FAMILLE-ROSE EIGHT IMMORTALS PANELS, WANG QI, CHINA, 1930, JINGDEZHEN, PORCELAIN & WOOD, 75.0 X 19.7 CM X 4, LOT 295, SOTHEBY’S – TAASA Review March 2022
prospects, Wang Qi found himself fascinated with porcelain portrait painting which offered a decent income.
He apprenticed with Deng Bishan who later switched interest to fish painting and became a member of the Eight Friends of Zhushan.
Chinese scholars such as Guan & Min (2012:28) believe Wang Qi quickly mastered the skills, outperformed his teacher, and started to build a reputation for painting porcelain portraits. Later, Wang Qi was influenced by Qian Hui’an’s (1833-1911) paintings of court ladies in his porcelain portraits and figures...