Zhao Shuru (1874-1945)  War Horse
Lot 851
Zhao Shuru (1874-1945)
War Horse
Sold for HK$ 87,500 (US$ 11,171) inc. premium

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 Shuru (1874-1945)  War Horse Zhao Shuru (1874-1945)  War Horse
Zhao Shuru (1874-1945)
War Horse
Ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll
Inscribed and signed Zhao Shuru, with one seal of the artist
Dated renshen year (1932)
112 x 56cm (44⅛ x 22in).

Footnotes

  • 趙叔孺 戰馬圖 設色紙本 立軸 一九三二年作

    款識:
    雄姿未受伏櫪恩,猛氣猶思戰場利。
    壬申(1932)冬日,趙叔孺。

    鈐印:趙氏叔孺

    註:趙叔孺出身望族,其父為晚清顯宦。民國後,他隱居上海,以金石書畫聞名於時,尤擅畫馬,與吳湖帆山水、馮超然人物、吳侍秋花卉並有「四家絕技」之稱譽。本幅寫駿馬一匹,傲然孑立;背景古樹參天,意境悠然。然馬身上毛髮斑駁,似有負傷跡象,馬首後視,望向傷處,令人惻然。畫作署年壬申冬,即淞滬抗戰前後。一九三二年一月二十八日,日寇突襲上海閘北十九路軍,十九路軍在蔡廷鍇、蔣光鼐指揮下奮起反抗,史稱「一 二八」事變。國家危難,歷來以「致虛守靜」為藝術宗旨的趙叔孺亦無法坐視,戰馬不忘伏櫪之恩,「猛氣猶思戰場利」,鼓舞士氣之心溢於言表。
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