Liang Dingfen (1859-1919)  Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script  (2)
Lot 874
Liang Dingfen (1859-1919)
Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script
HK$ 60,000 - 80,000
US$ 7,700 - 10,000

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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Liang Dingfen (1859-1919)  Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script  (2) Liang Dingfen (1859-1919)  Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script  (2) Liang Dingfen (1859-1919)  Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script  (2) Liang Dingfen (1859-1919)  Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script  (2) Liang Dingfen (1859-1919)  Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script  (2)
Liang Dingfen (1859-1919)
Calligraphy Couplet in Running Script
Ink on wax paper, pair of hanging scrolls
Signed Liang Dingfen, with a dedication, two seals of the artist, and two collector's seals
171.5 x 36cm (67½ x 14⅛in) each. (2).

Footnotes

  • 梁鼎芬 行書八言聯 水墨蝙蝠如意紋蠟箋 立軸一對

    款識:
    雁影橫天踈簾月午,蟲聲在地苔壁秋深。
    德身二兄大人正之。梁鼎芬。

    鈐印:梁鼎芬印、苕華室主
    藏印:傳硯樓藏、蒼梧審定

    註:梁鼎芬,字星海,又字伯烈,號節庵,別號不回山民、孤庵、浪遊詞客等,廣東番禺人。晚清學者、藏書家。光緒六年(1880)進士,授編修。其書法初學柳公權,中年後取法黃山谷,具爽健剛勁之風。近代簡經綸評其書法「秀雅絕倫」。
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