Wu Shixian (1845-1916) Misty Mountain Landscape dated spring of jiacheng (1904)
Lot 418
Wu Shixian (1845-1916) Misty Mountain Landscape dated spring of jiacheng (1904)
Sold for AU$ 4,200 (US$ 3,665) inc. premium

Lot Details
Wu Shixian (1845-1916)
Misty Mountain Landscape dated spring of jiacheng (1904)
Ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll
Attributed to Mi-style (Mi Fu and Mi Youren) Landscape.
Signed Baixia Wu Shixian, inscribed, with one seal of the artist, Wu Qingyun Ying, and a dedication to a friend named Huanzhang.

吴石僊 溪桥烟雨 设色纸本 立轴 一九零四年作

款识: 仿米家法 甲辰春 焕章仁兄大人雅正 白下吴石僊
钤印: 吴庆云印
130cm x 45cm

Footnotes

  • Wu Shixian was a prominent figure in Haipai Scool of Painting which emerged in mid 19th century Shanghai and the surrounding area. He was born in Nanjing and resided in Shanghai before going to Japan to further explore his painting style. He specialised in misty landscapes, combining the Mi-style techniques with a Japanese-interpreted European style.
    Mi Fu and Mi Youren, father and son, were famous Northern Song painters and calligraphists. The father is one of the four representative personages of calligraphy art of the Song Dynasty.

    Provenance:
    Private collection, Sydney.
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