Weng Tonghe (1830-1904) Calligraphy in Running Script
Lot 364
Weng Tonghe (1830-1904)
Calligraphy in Running Script
Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium

Fine Asian Works of Art

17 Dec 2018, 13:00 PST

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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
LOT 362-380

The Tanyuan Shanfang collection of Chinese 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 distinguished Hong Kong 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,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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Weng Tonghe (1830-1904)
Calligraphy in Running Script
Ink on gold-flecked paper, hanging scroll, dedicated to Yuqin and signed Shuping Weng Tonghe with two artist's seals reading Weng Tonghe yin and Shuping, and with an inscription at the lower left signed Ruzhai zhi with one seal reading Ruzhai.
63 1/4 x 12 1/2in (160.5 x 31.7cm)

Footnotes

  • 翁同龢 行書書法(陸游詩句) 水墨灑金紙本 立軸

    款識:陸放翁詩。缾花力盡無風墮,爐火灰深到曉溫。又云:秋風棄扇知安命,小炷留鐙悟養生。真近道之言矣。虞琴十一兄大人雅正,叔平弟翁同龢。
    题識:此瓶翁中年筆,尚未虞山歸襌時館[ ]氣雖未敚然尓湛湛布氣力矣。孺齋志。
    鈐印:翁同龢印、叔平、孺齋

    註:詩句取自陸游七言律詩《曉坐》、《獨學》。
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