The ten most expensive paintings sold in China and abroad, is the ‘Qingming Shanghe Tu’ worth 10 billion yuan? (priceless)

The ten most expensive paintings sold in China and abroad, is the 'Qingming Shanghe Tu' worth 10 billion yuan? (priceless)

The ten most expensive paintings sold in China and abroad, is the ‘Qingming Shanghe Tu’ worth 10 billion yuan? (priceless)

Qingming Shanghe Tu, a masterpiece of the Northern Song painter Zhang Zeduan, is one of the top ten famous paintings in China. Its content is rich and extremely exquisite, and it is a very valuable historical scroll. Rumors have it that Qingming Shanghe Tu is worth 10 billion yuan, is this true? Let’s explore it together below!

Is Qingming Shanghe Tu worth 10 billion yuan? The authentic Qingming Shanghe Tu is currently in the Palace Museum in Beijing, and this extremely valuable cultural relic will certainly not be auctioned. Therefore, no one knows the true value of Qingming Shanghe Tu. For the country, Qingming Shanghe Tu is a priceless treasure.

However, because of the painting’s prominent reputation and unique style, many people have been copying it since the Song Dynasty. The ones sold in the private sector are imitations. However, good imitations are also very exquisite, and some can reach millions of yuan.

The Ming Dynasty painter Qiu Ying’s imitation of Qingming Shanghe Tu has reached billions of yuan. In this way, it is not impossible for the authentic painting to be sold for hundreds of billions, but it certainly will not be auctioned.

The ten most expensive paintings sold in China and abroad

1. Interchange

In 2016, billionaire hedge fund boss Griffin bought the De Kooning painting Interchange for $500 million, about 3 billion yuan.

 

2. Salvator Mundi

Da Vinci’s painting Salvator Mundi was auctioned off by Christie’s in New York for $450.3 million in 2017, about 2.7 billion yuan.

 

3. When Will You Marry?

A painting by French artist Paul Gauguin sold for $300 million in February 2015, about 1.8 billion yuan.

 

4. The Card Players 

In 2011, the Qatar royal family bought Cézanne’s oil painting “The Card Players” from the Greek shipping magnate for £160 million (about $259 million, 1.6 billion yuan).

 

5. Number 17A

Jackson Pollock’s work was purchased by famous American hedge fund manager Griffin for $200 million in 2015, about 1.2 billion yuan.

 

6. Violet, Green and Red

The 1951 work by Mark Rothko was purchased by Russian oligarch Rybolovlev for 140 million euros, equivalent to $186 million (1.12 billion yuan) in 2014.

 

7. Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit

Valued at 10 billion yuan, a list of the world’s top 10 most expensive auctioned paintings     (with pictures)

Painted by Rembrandt in 1634, it was bought by the Rothschild family in 1877 for $180 million, about 1.08 billion yuan.

 

8. Women of Algiers (Version O)

Valued at 10 billion yuan, a list of the world’s top 10 most expensive auctioned paintings (with pictures)

Pablo Picasso’s painting was sold by Christie’s for $179.4 million in 2015, about 1.07 billion yuan.

9. Nu Couché

Valued at 10 billion yuan, a list of the world’s top 10 most expensive auctioned paintings (with pictures)

Amedeo Modigliani’s painting was sold for $170 million on the evening of November 9, 2015, about 1.02 billion yuan.

 

10. No. 1948

Valued at 10 billion yuan, a list of the world’s top 10 most expensive auctioned paintings (with pictures)

An artwork by American painter Jackson Pollock, it was sold to David Martinez by David Geffen for $140 million on November 2, 2006, about 840 million yuan.

 

Top Ten Most Expensive Paintings in China

 

1. Qi Baishi’s “Pines and Cypress Standing Tall with Four-Character Couplet in Seal Script”

Sold for RMB 425.5 million.

 

2. Wang Meng’s “Moving from Zhichuan”

Sold for RMB 402.5 million.

 

3. Anonymous Song Dynasty’s “Mother and Child Monkeys”

Sold for RMB 362 million.

 

4. Fang Dayuan and Emperor Wen Zong’s “A Manuscript of Wansui Mountain”

Sold for RMB 334.8 million.

 

5. Pan Tianshou’s “Flowers on Eagle Stone Mountain”

Sold for RMB 279.45 million.

 

6. Zhang Daqian’s “Peach Blossom Spring”

Sold for HKD 271 million (approximately RMB 225.4 million).

 

7.  Xu Beihong’s “Nine Provinces at Peace and People Enjoying Farming”

Sold for RMB 266.8 million.

 

8. Fu Baoshi’s “Yunzhong Jun and Dasi Ming”

Sold for RMB 230 million.

 

9. Fu Baoshi’s “Chairman Mao’s Poetic Sketches”

Sold for RMB 230 million.

 

10. Lang Shining’s “Qianlong’s Grand Inspection Tour”

Sold for EUR 22.05 million (approximately RMB 203.7 million).”

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