Kang Tongbi (1883-1969) Fishing on the Misty River
Lot 109
Kang Tongbi (1883-1969)
Fishing on the Misty River
Sold for HK$ 20,000 (US$ 2,549) inc. premium

Lot Details
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。
Kang Tongbi (1883-1969) Fishing on the Misty River
Kang Tongbi (1883-1969)
Fishing on the Misty River
Ink on paper, hanging scroll
Inscribed and signed Kang Tongbi, with two seals of the artist
Dated jiaxu year (1934)
55cm x 39cm (21⅝in x 15⅜in).

Footnotes

  • 康同璧 獨釣圖 水墨紙本 立軸 一九三四年作

    款識:式南女士雅屬,甲戌(1934)冬,南海康同璧作。
    鈐印:華鬘室印、康同璧

    註:據藏家保存發票所示,此幅於一九七〇年七月六日於北京市文物商店字畫門市部,以人民幣二百元購得。

    康同璧,字文佩,號華鬘,廣東南海人,康有為次女。一九〇九年畢業於哥倫比亞大學。通詩詞史籍,擅書畫。著有《華鬘室詩集》。
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