Xiao Junxian (1865-1949) and Guan Songping (1895-1938) Landscape with a Fisherman on the River; Autumn Mountains
Lot 101
Xiao Junxian (1865-1949) and Guan Songping (1895-1938)
Landscape with a Fisherman on the River; Autumn Mountains
Sold for HK$ 93,750 (US$ 11,942) inc. premium

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FROM AN IMPORTANT BRITISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
重要英國私人珍藏
LOTS 101-120

英國收藏中國藝術,素以陶瓷為盛。上世紀三四十年代來華的外交人員,雖對書畫有所涉獵,然其規模與熱情,卻遠遜於鄰邦法國,更遑論東歐諸國。本輯所呈現這一英倫收藏,可謂特例。

藏家素好藝術,半世紀前被派駐北京,時值浩劫正烈,文化藝術慘遭塗炭,卻拜美國總統尼克松訪華之賜,琉璃廠有選擇地重新營業,榮寶齋與位於琉璃廠東街61號的北京文物商店字畫門市部便成為藏家工餘流連之所。他得以結交榮寶齋專家王大山和文物商店的專家,後者曾經在故宮工作,以向外賓傳播中國書畫藝術為最大樂事。了解到藏家的喜好以及收藏方向後,兩人遇到適合的作品,便為其保留,有時藏家出差,作品保留數月亦是常事。與榮寶齋和文物商店專家的友誼,令年輕的藏家得以一窺門徑,所收作品,不論名頭大小,皆以筆墨精良取勝。對中國書畫的熱情即便返國後,亦未曾消退。在之後的數十年間,陸續聚合成為一個體系完整的收藏。本輯所推出的作品,祇是其收藏的一小部分,多為一九七〇至七二年間購自上述來源,又或上海友誼商店文物部及天津文物商店。特別值得一提的是,不僅作品件件保存如新,就連當年的發票,亦未見歲月痕跡,何其幸也。
Xiao Junxian (1865-1949) and Guan Songping (1895-1938)
Landscape with a Fisherman on the River; Autumn Mountains
Ink on paper, folding fan, set of two
One inscribed and signed Tianhe Yiren Xiao Junxian, with one seal of the artist. The other, inscribed and signed Guan Songping, with one seal of the artist
Both dated jiaxu year (1934)
Xiao: 18.5cm x 46cm (7¼in x 18⅛in);
Guan: 18.5cm x 46cm (7⅛in x 18⅛in).

Footnotes

  • (一)
    蕭俊賢 仿董元山水 水墨紙本 成扇 一九三四年作

    款識:净念樓倣董元宰。天和逸人蕭俊賢,時甲戌(1934)四月。
    鈐印:衡阳

    (二)
    關松坪 秋山讀書 水墨紙本 成扇 一九三四年作

    款識:一片秋山意,風來樹無聲。讀書當靜臥,不於世相爭。甲戌(1934)秋日,畫奉濟民社弟雅正,關松坪寫。
    鈐印:泰

    註:據藏家筆記,蕭俊賢扇於一九七〇年六月二日購於天津文物商店。

    關松坪,原名關際泰,字頌平、松平,山東濟南人。出生於鹽商家庭,家境富裕但幼年早孤。與弟友聲皆喜繪事,於一九三一年在濟南共創國畫學社,有學生五十餘人。後又辦「齊魯畫社」,主編《藝術周刊》。
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