Liu Haisu (1896-1994) Plum Blossoms
Lot 84
Liu Haisu (1896-1994) Plum Blossoms
Sold for HK$ 120,000 (US$ 15,483) inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from the Collection of Innes Herdan (Lots 84-88)
賈克生女士收藏劉海粟作品 (編號 84-88)
賈克生女士(Innes Herdan, 1911-2008),號靜如,英國文化學者,翻譯及作家。賈氏早歲於英國牛津大學攻讀英國文學,並開始接觸中國文化。1934年入讀倫敦大學亞非學院,跟隨畫家詩人蔣彜(1903-1977)正式學習中文及國畫。1935年劉海粟攜妻赴英倫舉辦畫展,遂與賈克生女士相識。賈氏於次年抵達中國,負笈於南京金陵女子大學及武漢大學,從國學大師胡小石(1888-1962)學習書法。1938年返回英國,潛心於學術及文化工作,先後翻譯出版英文版《唐詩三百首》(1973)及寫作出版《劍與筆-現代中國的文學與革命》(1992)。賈氏於中國逗留期間與劉海粟往來頻繁,相互多次造訪研討藝術,結為終身密友。這段友誼持續了半個世紀,至今賈氏家族仍保有兩人往來書信四十餘封。
此次釋出的畫作創作時間跨度從上世紀二十年代至七十年代,有的是畫家自娛自樂的得意之作,亦有專門題贈藏家之作,為劉海粟於賈氏在中國停留期間及七十年代重新訪華時分別贈送,實乃此段友誼之珍貴見證!
Liu Haisu (1896-1994)
Plum Blossoms
Ink and colour on paper, framed and glazed
Inscribed a poem and signed Liu Haisu, with three seals of the artist, dedicated to Jingru
Dated 1972
68.5cm x 135.5cm (27in x 53¼ in).

Footnotes

  • 劉海粟 鐵骨紅梅 設色紙本 鏡框 一九七二年作

    題識:直教身歷經霜,看來風骨經金換。凍蛟危立,珊瑚冷掛,絳雪烘暖。勁足神完,英華內蘊,風光流轉。愛瑯琊石鼓,毫端鬱勃,斂元氣、奔吾腕。
    迅見山花齊綻,醉瓊卮、襟懷舒坦。乾坤縱覽,朱顏共慶,異香同泛。三五添籌,騰天照海,六洲紅燦。正芳枝並依,陽和轉播,稱生平願。
    水龍。靜如友愛一別三十五年矣。一九七二年十一月來華訪問,握手海上談笑為夢中,因寫鐵骨紅並賦此以寄意雲。靜遠老人毘陵劉海粟,時年七十七歲。

    鈐印:劉海粟印、海粟不朽、武進劉氏
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