Ma Heng (1881-1955) Calligraphy in Seal Script

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Lot 104
Ma Heng (1881-1955)
Calligraphy in Seal Script

HK$ 40,000 - 60,000
US$ 5,100 - 7,700
Ma Heng (1881-1955)
Calligraphy in Seal Script
Ink on paper, mounted
Inscribed and signed Ma Heng, with two seals of the artist
Dated [minguo] twenty-fourth year (1935)
36.5cm x 110cm (13½in x 43¼in).

Footnotes

  • 馬衡 食德廔 水墨紙本 鏡心 一九三五年作

    款識:食德廔。紫佩先生屬書,廿四年(1935)二月,馬衡。
    鈐印:無咎無恙、馬衡叔平

    上款「紫佩」或為宋琳(1887-1952),字克強,號紫佩,浙江紹興人。早年就讀於浙江兩級師範,為魯迅學生,南社社友。1913年3月經魯迅推薦,籌備京師圖書館分館,後於國家圖書館工作。1951年受聘任中央文史研究館館員。

    馬衡(1881-1955),字叔平,別署無咎、凡將齋主,浙江鄞縣人。金石學家,篆刻家,西泠印社第二任社長。1933年至1952年擔任故宮博物院院長。

    「食德」一詞,謂享受先人的德澤。語出《周易·訟》「六三,食舊德」。杜甫《奉送蘇州李長史丈之任》詩有「食德見從事,克家何妙年」句。古代中醫亦有「惟人為物之靈,故能備萬物養,以飲天和,以食地德,化津液而潤五臟」。
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