Li Wentian (1834-1895)  Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script (2)
Lot 867
Li Wentian (1834-1895)
Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script
HK$ 70,000 - 90,000
US$ 8,900 - 11,000

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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Li Wentian (1834-1895)  Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script (2) Li Wentian (1834-1895)  Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script (2) Li Wentian (1834-1895)  Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script (2) Li Wentian (1834-1895)  Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script (2) Li Wentian (1834-1895)  Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script (2)
Li Wentian (1834-1895)
Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script
Ink on gold-flecked red paper, pair of hanging scrolls
Signed Zhongyue Li Wentian, with a dedication, two seals of the artist, and eight collector's seals
Both titleslips inscribed by Li Yuebo, and each with one seal of his
171 x 34.5cm (67⅜ x 13⅝in) each. (2).

Footnotes

  • 李文田 行書八言聯 水墨灑金紙本 立軸一對

    簽條:
    李文田八言楹聯。

    款識:
    春氣遂為詩人所覺,夜坐能使畫理益深。玉衡二兄先生正。仲約李文田。

    鈐印:李文田印、己未探花
    藏印:李月波印(兩鈐)、李灝年(兩鈐)、安樹齋(兩鈐)、李月波珍藏(兩鈐)

    註:李文田,字畬光,號若農、芍農,諡文誠,廣東順德人。清代翰林、書法家、蒙古史研究專家。曾為《蒙古秘史》作註。其書法,篆隸楷諸體皆長,運碑入帖,筆力酣暢飽滿,意態雍容厚重,功力深厚。李文田最擅長的是行楷。時慈禧太后作畫,常命李文田為其題。
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