Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940

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Lot 379
Gao Jianfu (1879-1951)
Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940

Sold for US$ 5,625 inc. premium
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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Gao Jianfu (1879-1951)
Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940
Ink and color on paper, hanging scroll, dated nian jiu nian qiu (1940, autumn), dedicated to Yuntang and signed Jianfu with two artist's seals reading Jianfu zhi shu and Guangzhou Panyu xian and one collector's seal reading Deng Cangwu cang.
41 x 18 5/8in (104 x 47.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Exhibited and illustrated
    The Reformer's Brush: Modernity and Traditional Media in China: Commemoration Exhibition of the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, February 27-April 8, 2011, catalogue fig. 53, p. 108.

    高劍父 粟雀圖 設色紙本 立軸 1940年作

    款識:廿九年秋劍父。藴棠先生雅賞。
    鈐印:劍父之鉥、廣州番禺縣
    藏印:鄧蒼悟藏

    展覽及著錄
    《革古立新:變革的筆觸 · 紀念辛亥革命一百週年書畫作品展》,夏威夷大學藝術館,2011年2月27日至4月8日,並刊於目錄,圖錄編號53,頁108.
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Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940
Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940
Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940
Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940
Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940
Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940
Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940
Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940
Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940
Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) Sparrow on Maize Stalk, 1940
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