Attributed to Wang Yuan (14th Century) Spring Flowers and Birds
Lot 201
Attributed to Wang Yuan (14th Century) Spring Flowers and Birds
Sold for HK$ 75,000 (US$ 9,670) inc. premium

Lot Details
Attributed to Wang Yuan (14th Century)
Spring Flowers and Birds
Ink and colour on silk, hanging scroll
Bearing the signature of Ruoshui and one seal of the artist, with two seals of the collector
146.5cm x 43cm (57¾in x 16¾in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: private collection, Japan

    元 王淵(傳) 春花鳥語 設色絹本 立軸

    款識:若水。
    鈐印:王淵
    藏印:胡湄之印、飛濤

    來源:日本私人收藏

    註:胡湄(清康熙年間),字飛濤,號晚山、秋雪,浙江平湖人,明代著名藏家項元汴(1525-1590)外孫。檇李項氏書畫之富甲天下,湄故项氏外孫,因恣觀摹倣。蟲魚花鳥,時稱仙筆。沈銓(1697-1766)為其入室弟子。載《中國美術家人名辭典》,上海人民美術出版社,2006年,頁627。

    本次拍賣中的這十六件中國古代繪畫藝術珍品,皆出自日本的一個重要私人收藏。該收藏家出身日本貴族,自1950年代開始,便將其積蓄和收入悉數用於收藏。他表示,之所以收藏中國書畫是為了自己欣賞和提高文化素養,從中他感到十分快樂。由於對中國藝術十分痴迷,他曾經花費整整一個月時間,每天從早到晚流連忘返於台北故宮博物院,直至博物館關門時方才離去,如此才逐漸發展出獨到的藝術眼光和品味。他的藏品範圍涵蓋甚廣,從中國書畫到日本瓷器、銅器、漆器等,均有涉獵。

    頗為難得的是,本次呈現的這十六件珍品,皆為該藏家於1950年代得自日本著名的大谷光瑞家族。大谷光瑞伯爵(1876-1948),京都府人,淨土真宗本願寺家第22代家主(1903-1914年在位),法號鏡如,探險家。大谷光瑞曾於1902-1912年間,以探尋佛跡為名,率大谷探險隊三次入吐魯番、庫車等地,獲得不少出土物。1913年受孫中山推薦,出任中華民國政府顧問。此後長期居住於上海和大連,直至1947年返日。大谷光瑞和斯文•赫定、阿爾伯特•馮•勒柯可等人同為英國皇家地理學會成員,其藏品在中亞研究中具有很高的史料價值。
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