Qi Baishi (1863-1957) Seven Chicks Out from a Cage
Lot 715
Qi Baishi (1863-1957) Seven Chicks Out from a Cage
Sold for HK$ 1,280,000 (US$ 165,148) inc. premium
Lot Details
Qi Baishi (1863-1957)
Seven Chicks Out from a Cage
Ink on paper, hanging scroll
Inscribed and signed Qi Huang, with one seal of the artist and one seal of the collector
67cm x 33.5cm (26¼in x 13¼in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired in Japan from 1948 to 1958
    Currently in a private American collection

    齊白石 七隻雛雞出籠圖 水墨紙本 立軸

    款識:寄萍堂上老人齊璜所畫。
    鈐印:齊大
    藏印:楊隆生珍藏

    來源:
    1948至1958年購自於日本
    現為美國私人收藏

    此圖畫面中下位置,繪竹籠一個,用筆粗曠,拙中見巧,畫家用穩健的書法中鋒筆勢搭建起竹籠挺直的架構,又以筆墨的濃淡表現出竹籠的立體感。只見竹籠的柵門已被打開,六隻憨態可掬的雛雞早已竄出籠外,在竹籠的周圍,或獨自歡欣振翅欲飛,或聚在一起啄食嬉戲。而另有一隻雛雞,尚在籠中,此刻正欲衝出竹籠,急切切想去找同伴相嬉。整體構圖洗練,用筆老道簡劲,畫家只用寥寥數筆,卻令到畫面生氣勃勃,童真畢現。

    齊白石畫雛雞出籠題材並不多見。類似畫作,可參見北京故宮博物院藏〈雛雞出籠圖〉(圖1),及北京畫院藏〈雞雛出籠圖〉(圖2)。與上述兩件館藏本相比較,此件〈七隻雛雞出籠圖〉,無論是筆法或構圖,皆毫不遜色。

    Captions 附圖說明

    fig.1: Collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing
    圖1:北京故宮藏本

    fig.2: Collection of Beijing Fine Art Academy
    圖2: 北京畫院藏本
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