Xu Beihong (1895-1953) Cat and Rock
Lot 268
Xu Beihong (1895-1953) Cat and Rock
Sold for HK$ 596,000 (US$ 76,902) inc. premium
Lot Details
Xu Beihong (1895-1953)
Cat and Rock
Ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll
Inscribed and signed Beihong, with one seal of the artist and one seal of the collector
Dated [Minguo] thirty-fifth year (1946)
102cm x 52cm (40in x 20½in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an American private collection

    徐悲鴻 貓石圖 設色紙本 立軸 一九四六年作

    款識:程真先生雅賞,[民國] 卅五年(1946)暑,悲鴻。
    鈐印:徐
    藏印:(一鈐)

    來源:美國私人收藏

    作為中國寫實主義繪畫的重要代表,徐悲鴻的動物畫總能敏銳把握住其筆下動物最傳神的瞬間,使之性格畢現,宛然如生。此幅〈貓石圖〉為富有生活情趣的小品畫,一隻健碩的黑白色貓蹲於石上,雙耳豎立,兩眼圓睜,回首警覺地注視著畫外,似乎正在搜尋著獵物。它前爪微伸,重心後移,尾巴輕輕擺動,彷彿隨時會一躍而起,猛然撲向目標。整幅畫面,靜中寓動,張力十足,體現出徐悲鴻準確的觀察力、堅實的素描基礎和嫻熟的筆墨技法。
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