Lin Zexu (1785-1850)  Calligraphy in Regular Script
Lot 865
Lin Zexu (1785-1850)
Calligraphy in Regular Script
Sold for HK$ 250,000 (US$ 31,918) 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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Lin Zexu (1785-1850)
Calligraphy in Regular Script
Ink on gold-flecked paper, hanging scroll
Inscribed and signed Shaomu Lin Zexu, with a dedication, and two seals of the artist
Dated dingchou year of Emperor Jiaqing's reign (1817)
169 x 30cm (66½ x 11¾in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Christie's New York, Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, 4 June 1986, lot 114

    林則徐 楷書節錄孫過庭《書譜》 水墨灑金紙本 立軸 一八一七年作

    款識:
    夫運用之方,雖由己出,規模所設,信屬目前,差之一毫,失之千里,苟知其術,適可兼通。心不厭精,手不忘熟。若運用盡於精熟,規矩闇於胸襟,自然容與徘徊,意先筆後,瀟灑流落,翰逸神飛,亦猶宏羊之心,預乎無際;庖丁之目,不見全牛。縱未窮於眾術,斷可極於所詣矣。雪航太翁先生雅屬,即請正捥。時嘉慶丁丑(1817)仲夏既朢,少穆林則徐書於都門雲左山房。

    鈐印:林則徐印、少穆

    來源:
    紐約佳士得,中國書畫,1986年6月4日,拍品編號114
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