Zeng Guofan (1811-1872)  Calligraphy Couplet in Regular Script  (2)
Lot 870
Zeng Guofan (1811-1872)
Calligraphy Couplet in Regular Script
Sold for HK$ 375,000 (US$ 47,877) 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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Zeng Guofan (1811-1872)  Calligraphy Couplet in Regular Script  (2) Zeng Guofan (1811-1872)  Calligraphy Couplet in Regular Script  (2) Zeng Guofan (1811-1872)  Calligraphy Couplet in Regular Script  (2) Zeng Guofan (1811-1872)  Calligraphy Couplet in Regular Script  (2) Zeng Guofan (1811-1872)  Calligraphy Couplet in Regular Script  (2)
Zeng Guofan (1811-1872)
Calligraphy Couplet in Regular Script
Ink on gold-flecked paper, pair of hanging scrolls
Signed Disheng Zeng Guofan, with two seals of the artist
166.5 x 36cm (65½ x 14⅛in) each. (2).

Footnotes

  • 曾國藩 楷書七言聯 水墨灑金箋 立軸一對

    款識:
    樓子書抄八萬卷,洛神紙寫十三行。
    滌生曾國藩。

    鈐印:國藩之印、滌生

    註:曾國藩,初名子城,字伯涵,號滌生,湖南長沙人。晚清政治家、軍事家、理學家、文學家,與李鴻章、左宗棠、張之洞並稱「晚清四大名臣」,官至武英殿大學士、兩江總督,同治年間封一等毅勇侯。

    曾國藩戎馬一生,但不曾偏廢讀書習字。他曾留下近一百三十萬字的日記,無疑可被視為罕見的書法鉅作。其中多有闡釋書論觀點,更反應了曾國藩「每日筆不停揮,除寫字及辦公事外,尚習字一張,不甚間斷」的勤奮與堅持。本幅楹聯「樓子書抄八萬卷,洛神紙寫十三行」,其中「樓子」應為「金樓子」,是梁元帝蕭繹的自號,他一生鍾愛讀書,自稱「得書八萬卷」。
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