Anonymous Two Deities Cultivating Immortality Pill
Lot 933
Anonymous
Two Deities Cultivating Immortality Pill
HK$ 380,000 - 480,000
US$ 49,000 - 61,000

Lot Details
Anonymous Two Deities Cultivating Immortality Pill
Anonymous
Two Deities Cultivating Immortality Pill
Ink and colour on silk, hanging scroll
With a total of three collectors' seals
160.5 x 92cm (63⅛ x 36¼in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private French collection, and thence by descent. According to the collector's notes dated September 1957, the current lot was acquired in an exhibition held at Aurora University, Shanghai in 1945. The exhibition showcased the remainder of an old lawyer's collection ruined during the anti-Japanese war.
    Previously in the collection of Duanfang (1861-1911)

    佚名 二仙煉丹圖 設色絹本 立軸
    端方題裱邊

    簽條:
    宋牧溪《二仙煉丹圖》。樗亝老人珍藏。

    裱邊:
    宋牧溪《二仙煉丹圖》精品。
    此畫筆墨頗為老當。二仙態度幽雅,佈景亦極精湛。因原裱尚佳,不復重裝矣。端方珍藏并誌。

    藏印:松菊猶存、少微、(端方)陶齋

    來源:
    法國私人珍藏,並由後人珍藏至今
    端方(1861-1911)舊藏

    註:據原藏家,即現藏家父親,一九五七年九月整理藏品時留下的筆記,本幅作品一九四五年購於上海震旦大學(該校一九五二年併入上海第二醫學院,今乃上海交通大學醫學院)展覽。該展所售屬一位年邁律師所藏,乃抗戰灰劫餘芳。裱邊有端方長跋並「陶齋」印一方,知為陶齋故物。

    端方,滿洲正白旗人,托忒克氏,字午橋,號陶齋。清末著名政治家、金石學家、收藏家。光緒八年(1882)舉人,後出任陝西按察使、布政使,代理陝西巡撫。八國聯軍時護駕有功,調河南布政使,後擢兩江總督、直隸總督等要職。一九一一年「保路運動」中慘遭殺害,諡忠敏。

    端方性嗜書畫古董,收藏精品極夥,身後散盡。藏品中最負盛名的一組商周青銅器,一九二四年經福開森轉售予紐約大都會博物館。
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