Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) Reading in Summer
Lot 281
Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) Reading in Summer
Sold for HK$ 2,060,000 (US$ 265,769) inc. premium

Lot Details
Zhang Daqian (1899-1983)
Reading in Summer
Ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll
Inscribed and signed Zhang Daqian, with two seals of the artist and three seals of the collectors
Dated yiyou year (1945)
49cm x 86.5cm (19¼in x 34in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: formerly in the collection of Professor Sheung Chung Ho (1937-2010), former Chairman of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

    張大千 消夏閱書圖 設色紙本 立軸 一九四五年作

    款識:乙酉(1945)重陽前日,蜀郡張大千爰製。
    鈐印:張爰之印、大千
    藏印:陸丹林、頡頏樓藏、宗豪過目

    來源:前香港中文大學中國語言及文學系系主任常宗豪教授(1937-2010)舊藏

    註:
    陸丹林(1895-1972),南社社員、同盟會會員,與張大千為知交,藏有大千畫作百餘幅,1936年曾為上海中華書局出版之《張大千畫集》撰長序。
    頡頏樓主人為畫家方君璧(1898-1986)及夫婿曾仲鳴(1896-1939)。

    此幅張大千〈消夏閱書圖〉繪於乙酉重陽前日,即1945年10月13日。畫作構圖精巧獨到,設色明麗典雅,敦煌畫風呈現盛唐雅韻,風華絕代。圖中繪園林芭蕉數叢,透過圓形軒豁的花窗和團花錦簇的窗簾,但見一位美人嫣然側坐於朱紅几案前,憑窗閱書之餘,她的目光似乎落在了此刻正於窗外畫前凝望着她的觀者。美人的香閨中掛有古畫一幅,令整個畫面更顯層次豐富,虛實相生。再看其人物描繪,儀態嫻雅又富於動勢,眉眼開面栩栩如生,鬢髮處施以濃墨細筆,再借淡松煙墨層層渲染,色澤柔潤,清秀自然。畫中披肩織錦和窗簾團花,亦用敦煌唐人法繪成,艷麗脫俗,雍容華貴。

    該作流傳有序,曾先後為張大千知交陸丹林、畫家方君璧、和教授常宗豪等多位名士鑑藏,甚是難得。
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