Zhao Shao'ang (1905-1998)  Parrot Perching on Cotton Tree
Lot 840
Zhao Shao'ang (1905-1998)
Parrot Perching on Cotton Tree
HK$ 300,000 - 500,000
US$ 38,000 - 64,000

Lot Details
FINE 18TH TO 20TH CENTURY CHINESE PAINTINGS AND CALLIGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION OF TANYUAN SHANFANG
FINE 18TH TO 20TH CENTURY CHINESE PAINTINGS AND CALLIGRAPHY FROM THE COLLECTION OF TANYUAN SHANFANG
檀圓山房珍藏十八至二十世紀中國書畫
LOTS 837-886

The Tanyuan Shanfang collection of fifty paintings was formed between 1970s to 2000s. Having grown up overseas, the collector was first introduced to Chinese calligraphy in the late 1940s through a Chinese language program, where he grew fond of the art form and developed a deep interest in its long rich tradition and history. In the 1970s, his passion for Chinese calligraphy extended beyond his lectures and books when Mr. Zheng Zhenhuan of Hong Kong, a friend, educator, and connoisseur of Chinese calligraphy and paintings, introduced him to his circle of friends of Hong Kong renowned artists and collectors. Amongst them, of prominence was Mr. Dang Cangwu of Macau, a renowned dealer and connoisseur, who became instrumental in the formation of an extensive and diversified collection we see today.

檀圓山房主人生於海外,二戰後在中文學校接觸到書法,即為這一藝術形式的博大精深所折服。上世紀七十年代初結識港澳兩地書畫仝道,開始陸續購藏,與澳門知名畫商傳研樓鄧蒼梧氏交往最密,又屢於紐約之拍賣會投得心愛之作。四五十年間,孜孜不倦,漸次匯為可觀的收藏。此輯甄選其部分精品,書法自晚清名臣至新文化運動中堅,繪畫則南北兼蓄,以嶺南第三代領軍趙少昂早年精絕之作領銜,冀以呈現該藏家不拘一格、包容兼備的品味與眼光。
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Zhao Shao'ang (1905-1998)  Parrot Perching on Cotton Tree Zhao Shao'ang (1905-1998)  Parrot Perching on Cotton Tree
Zhao Shao'ang (1905-1998)
Parrot Perching on Cotton Tree
Ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll
Inscribed and signed Shao'ang, with two seals of the artist
Dated gengwu year (1930)
129.5 x 52cm (51 x 20½in).

Footnotes

  • Exhibited and Illustrated:
    The Reformer's Brush: Modernity and Traditional Media in China, Commemoration Exhibition of the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, February 27-April 8, 2011, catalogue No.12, p.105

    趙少昂 鸚鵡 設色紙本 立軸 一九三〇年作

    款識:
    露染霜乾片片輕,斜陽照處轉烘明。和煙飄落九秋色,隨浪泛將千里情。幾夜月中藏鳥影,誰家庭際伴蛩聲。一時衰颯無多恨,看著清風剪彩成。
    庚午(1930)仲春,少昂。

    鈐印:少昂寫生、趙垣之印

    展覽及著錄:
    《革古立新:變革的筆觸 · 紀念辛亥革命一百週年書畫作品展》,夏威夷大學藝術館,並刊於目錄,2011年2月27日至4月8日,圖錄編號12,頁105

    註:一九二〇年,十六歲的趙少昂入「天風樓」,師從高奇峰。他自小繪畫天賦過人,惟傳世二十年代至三十年代早期作品多散佚,市場寥寥。香港邦瀚斯二〇一七年秋拍之〈禾雀殘荷〉乃目前所見畫家最早的作品,寫於一九二六年。另有香港「游藝堂」所藏〈黃槐鳴蟬〉,寫於次年,兩幅均見其畫技尚在磨練,遠遜於三十年代中後期成熟之作。

    一九三〇年,趙少昂以〈雙飛白孔雀〉參加比利時萬國博覽會,獲金牌獎。本幅作於同年,五色鸚鵡造型準確逼真,活靈活現,敷色華麗明艷,呼之欲出。葉片枝幹施以「撞水撞粉」法,呈現凹凸、明暗,極得季節變化中樹葉之質感,令人讚嘆畫家寫生狀物之高妙,少昂未及而立,有如此精絕之作,其畫藝冠絕嶺南,真名不虛傳也。
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