This undated photo shows a masterpiece of the late famous Chinese painter Xu Beihong, Portrait of Jennie.
A masterpiece of the late famous Chinese painter Xu Beihong, Portrait of Jennie, is likely to fetch more than 100 million Taiwan dollars (about US$ 3 million) at a Christie's International sale in Taiwan.
An official with the auction house revealed the figure after a pre-auction show came to end in Taipei on Sunday.
The painting features a cheongsam-clad Cantonese woman, known as Jennie, in a rattan rocking-chair, her form reflected by the polished floor.
Jenny was a friend of the vice consul of Belgium in Singapore, who commissioned the portrait during Xu's sojourn in the Southeast Asian nation.
A work by well-known Chinese artist Li Keran, All the Mountains Blanketed in Red, is also among the exhibits at the show.
The painting, inspired by a poem of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong featuring a splendid landscape, is expected to be sold at 130 million Taiwan dollars (about US$ 3.9 million).
(CRI.cn May 21, 2007)