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MING TOMBS – by Stanley Spencer

If you cannot take home the real thing, this painting may be the next best thing  — of the MING TOMBS – by Stanley Spencer, who was part of a small  British delegation to China in 1954. Sotheby’s announces Hong Kong exhibitions between April 1 – 6, 2011 with rare works of art, including this one. Estimate of pounds 80,000 – 120,000 (ca. US $ 129,314 – 193,972). This is a painting of a Bactrian camel, native to Central and East Asia,  and not a one hump dromedary or Arabian camel……  .  

Spencer came to be regarded in China as an English Qi Baishi.  The imperial  Ming Tombs, an impressive necropolis,  are scattered over a large area to the northwest of Beijing.  The first tomb was built in 1409, and the last one at the end of the Ming dynasty in 1644.  The entrances to the tombs are guarded by monumental stone animals. 

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