Lovely roosters depicted by Chinese painters

Updated: 2017-02-06 10:23:22

Roosters as depicted by Liu Kuiling sold for 968,000 yuan ($140,800) at the 2010 spring auctions of Sotheby's Hong Kong. [Photo/]

The rooster is the tenth of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. In Chinese culture, the rooster represents fidelity and punctuality, for it announces the dawn and wakes people up on time in the morning. As the Year of the Rooster is here, let's look at some fabulous artworks with roosters depicted by Chinese painters.

Girl and Chicks as depicted by Cheng Shifa and Lu Mang, sold for 145,600 yuan ($21,840) at the 24th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions. [Photo/]

Pheasant in Snow depicted by Huang Shen, sold for 187,000 yuan ($22,585) at the Beijing Hanhai 2004 autumn auctions. [Photo/]

Women of the Miao ethnic group and roosters are depicted in a work by Ye Qianyu that sold for 1,552,500 yuan ($232,875) at the Beijing Hanhai 2014 spring auctions. [Photo/]

Roosters depicted in a work by Yang Shanshen sold for 121,000 yuan ($14,614) at the 2nd China Guardian Quarterly Auctions. [Photo/]

Nine chicks depicted in a work by Qi Baishi sold for 1,232,000 yuan ($184,800) at the fifth anniversary autumn auctions held by Beijing Poly. [Photo/]

Girl and roosters are depicted in a piece by Zhang Anzhi that sold for 402,500 yuan ($60,375) at the China Guardian 2012 spring auctions. [Photo/]

Chicks depicted by Huang Zhou sold for 264,500 yuan ($39,675) at the Tianjin Tongfang 2016 spring auctions. [Photo/]

Roosters depicted by Xing Yifeng sold for 345,000 yuan ($51,750) at the Beijing Hanhai 2014 autumn auctions. [Photo/]

A rooster depicted by Lin Fengmian sold for 218,500 yuan ($ 32,775) at the Beijing Council 2011 autumn auctions. [Photo/]


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