Attributed to Sheng Mao (active 1313-1362) Palace Military Exercise and Court Scene
Lot 701
Attributed to Sheng Mao (active 1313-1362) Palace Military Exercise and Court Scene
Sold for HK$ 1,880,000 (US$ 242,571) inc. premium
Auction Details
Attributed to Sheng Mao (active 1313-1362) Palace Military Exercise and Court Scene Attributed to Sheng Mao (active 1313-1362) Palace Military Exercise and Court Scene Attributed to Sheng Mao (active 1313-1362) Palace Military Exercise and Court Scene Attributed to Sheng Mao (active 1313-1362) Palace Military Exercise and Court Scene Attributed to Sheng Mao (active 1313-1362) Palace Military Exercise and Court Scene Attributed to Sheng Mao (active 1313-1362) Palace Military Exercise and Court Scene
Lot Details
Property from an Important Australian Private Collection (lots 701-708) 澳洲重要私人收藏書畫(拍品701-708)
Attributed to Sheng Mao (active 1313-1362)
Palace Military Exercise and Court Scene
Ink and colour on silk, handscroll
Bearing the signature Sheng Mao, with one seal of the artist and six seals of the collectors
Frontispiece attributed to Song Jue (1576-1632)
One colophon attributed to Wen Zhengming (1470-1559)
Frontispiece 30.5cm x 137.5cm (12in x 54¼in),
Painting 30.5cm x 900.5cm (12in x 354½in) and
Colophon 30.5cm x 129cm (12in x 50¾in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Purchased directly from Mr. A.V.Harvey in Sydney on 7 June 1960, together with the rare Imperial green jade musical stone (sold at Bonhams London on 11 November 2010, Lot 219) acquired by Mr. A.V.Harvey in 1924 when he was an accountant at Yuin Yeh Bank in Beijing and purchased it from part of the Imperial collateral given to the bank
    Private collection, Australia

    元 盛懋(傳) 雲錦千屯 設色絹本 手卷
    宋玨(傳)(1576-1632)題引首
    文徵明(傳)(1470-1559)題跋尾

    題識:至元丙子(1336)秋月,盛懋製。
    鈐印:盛懋
    藏印:郡王銜多爾貝勒、藻香精舍珍藏圖章、冰香小、良辰美景賞心樂事、句吳顧仲氏玄宰鑑定、永世之寶

    引首:雲錦千屯。宋玨書。
    鈐印:宋玨之印、比玉氏

    跋尾:(詳文不錄)......徵明。
    鈐印:文徵明印、衡山

    來源:
    現藏家於1960年6月7日在悉尼購自A.V.Harvey先生。同時購買的還有一件稀有御製玉磬(倫敦邦瀚斯2010年11月11日拍賣,拍品編號219),該件御製玉磬由A.V.Harvey先生於1924年在北京的鹽業銀行任職會計期間購得。北京鹽業銀行於1900年起至1920年代末,曾資助清朝皇室,因此獲得一批皇家收藏作為抵押品。而該件御製玉磬,則被當時任職鹽業銀行的A.V.Harvey先生,於1924年,溥儀皇帝和婉容皇后被軍閥張作霖從紫禁城驅逐而投靠日本領事館期間購得
    澳洲私人收藏

    本次拍賣中的這八幅中國古代繪畫藝術珍品,皆出自澳洲悉尼的一個重要私人收藏。該收藏由一對夫妻共同建立於1950至60年代,當時在悉尼甚少有人認識中國藝術,由此顯現出其獨到的藝術眼光和品味。他們花了無數個下午及週末在當地的古董店和拍賣會尋寶,因此很快便培養出過人的鑑賞力,能精確評定古董書畫的優劣、美醜和稀有程度。他們的藏品範圍涵蓋甚廣,從中國書畫、宮廷玉器、青銅器、瓷器,到日本印籠、鐔(刀裝配件)和版畫,均有涉獵。

    儘管這對收藏家夫婦對收藏持有嚴謹認真的態度,但他們仍十分樂意將其珍藏外借展出,其中包括1971年於堪培拉舉行的28th International Congress of Orientalists, Exhibition of Asian Documentary and Art Materials,1975年於澳洲維多利亞國家美術館舉行的Archaic Chinese Bronzes in Australian and New Zealand Collections,1986年由澳洲新南威爾士美術館協會籌辦的Exhibition of Antique Treasures,以及分別於1995年和2000年在澳洲新南威爾士美術館舉行的Chinese & Japanese Painting & Calligraphy及Please the Eye, Cultivated the Mind: Chinese Painting from the Australian Private Collections。1975年,這對收藏家夫婦同意出版商為其部份藏品拍照並刊登於Antiques in Australia。

    此外,出於對中國文化的熱愛,這對來自澳洲的收藏家夫婦還特意刻製了兩方獨特的收藏印,分別以中國印章常見的方形和圓形為外形,又以他們姓名的英文縮寫(P&L W)為內容,並慎重地鈐印在他們收藏的書畫中(如拍品701-708)。中西文化在此巧妙結合,別有一番趣味。
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