Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) Landscape in Switzerland
Lot 1255
Zhang Daqian (1899-1983)
Landscape in Switzerland
Sold for HK$ 3,880,000 (US$ 499,669) inc. premium

Lot Details
Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) Landscape in Switzerland
Zhang Daqian (1899-1983)
Landscape in Switzerland
Ink and colour on cardboard, mounted
Inscribed and signed Daqian Di Yuan, with one seal of the artist
Dated guimao year (1963)
43cm x 36cm (17in x 14in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: family collection of Wang Deguan (1905-1987)

    張大千 瑞士風光 設色卡紙 鏡框 一九六三年作

    款識:癸卯(1963)秋暮,德官仁兄挈同子傑及禹九女公子國桐、小兒心印,放遊瑞士三日,為今年第一樂事。既還巴西,為寫萊西垠途中嵐影湖光,愧未能傳神阿堵,希為以教正之也。大千弟爰。
    鈐印:張大千長年大吉又日利

    來源:汪德官(1905-1987)家族收藏

    註:
    上款「德官仁兄」,即汪德官,詳細介紹可參見下文。
    「子傑」,即郭有守,字子傑,張大千表弟,常駐巴黎,1946年起任職國民政府駐聯合國教科文組織代表處,1956年起兼任中華民國駐法大使館文化處參贊,具體統管台灣在歐洲的文化交流事務,1963年改任中華民國駐比利時大使館參事。在張大千以全力經營其歐洲市場的十年當中(1956-1966),郭有守是張大千在歐洲發展的最得力幫手。
    「禹九」,即張嘉铸,字禹九,張公權之弟,與胡適、徐志摩等一起是新月社的創辦人。張大千創作此畫時,張禹九時任台灣政府駐巴西聖保羅總領事。
    「國桐」,即張國桐,張禹九之女。
    「心印」,即張心印,張大千第九個兒子,也是其最小的兒子,為張大千與徐雯波在香港所生。
    「萊西垠」,應指瑞士中部Luzern(今譯盧塞恩,或琉森)。Luzern坐擁琉森湖,該湖為頗受歡迎的著名山嶺勝地如Rigi(瑞吉山)、Stanserhorn(石丹峰)所環抱,是瑞士風景最豐富的湖泊。


    Wang Deguan (1905-1987) was born in Jiangsu, China. He started working in 1948 as a senior official at the International Telecommunication Union. Aside from his professional life, he was an avid art lover and developed various interests such as Chinese and Western music, painting as well as photography.

    As a hobby, Wang painted in the Chinese classical style using ink as well as in the western tradition with oil on canvas. His main interest, however, remained in black and white photography. With his own photo laboratory, he created artistic photomontages and was a member of several prestigious photographic societies such as The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, The Photographic Society of America and The Photographic Society of China.

    When Zhang Daqian visited Switzerland, Wang introduced him to scenic landscapes in Central Switzerland and created a photomontage staging the celebrated Chinese painter in Swiss scenery. Zhang Daqian in turn offered Wang this painting as a gift of appreciation.

    汪德官(1905-1987),字縉雲,祖籍江蘇省灌雲縣板浦鎮。畢業於上海交通大學,曾任聯合國電訊聯盟高級官員,晚年僑居瑞士日內瓦。在其電信專家的身份之外,汪氏熱愛中西方藝術,尤其熱衷攝影,曾是英國皇家攝影協會、美國攝影協會會員。他兼善丹青,尤以仿古山水見長,頗得宋人遺韻。汪氏與書畫家交誼甚篤, 1958年,黃君璧赴歐考察,在日內瓦得到了汪氏一家的熱情款待,黃君璧隨即以畫相贈。張大千來瑞士訪遊時,汪氏曾帶領他暢遊瑞士中部,並在景色壯觀綺麗的瑞士風景中為張大千拍攝了不少蒙太奇照片。事後,張大千特地在巴西畫贈汪氏一幅〈瑞士山水〉以示感謝。此次上拍的十一件書畫作品皆為汪氏與書畫家友情的見證。
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