Ren Yi (1840-1895)  Figures in Landscapes, 1881 (4)

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Lot 10
Ren Yi (1840-1895)
Figures in Landscapes, 1881

HK$ 2,800,000 - 3,800,000
US$ 360,000 - 480,000
Ren Yi (1840-1895)
Figures in Landscapes, 1881
Set of four hanging scrolls, ink and color on paper, each scroll inscribed and dated by the artist xinsi (1881), signed Shanyin Ren Bonian, Shanyin Bonian Ren Yi, Bonian Ren Yi, Shanyin Ren Yi Bonian, and each scroll with one artist's seal reading Yi yin.
149 x 39.7cm (58 5/8 x 15 5/8in) each (4).

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    New Songs on Ancient Tunes, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI, August 30-October 28, 2007.

    Between the Thunder and the Rain, Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, San Francisco, CA October 25, 2000-January 14, 2001.

    The Four Jens, Far East Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, May 4, 1977

    Published:
    Teisuke Toda and Hiromitsu Ogawa comp. Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Paintings, Third Series, Volume 1: American and Canadian Collections, University of Tokyo Press, 2013, A50-062, p. 207

    Little, Stephen, and J. May Lee Barrett. New Songs on Ancient Tunes: 19th-20th Century Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Richard Fabian Collection. Honolulu: Honolulu Museum of Art, 2007, pp. 270-273

    Andrews, Julia Frances, Michael Knight, and Pauline Yao. Between the Thunder and the Rain: Chinese Paintings from the Opium War Through the Cultural Revolution, 1840-1979. San Francisco: Echo Rock Ventures, in association with the Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, 2000, pp. 60-61

    Soong, James H. and Jung Ying Tsao, Chinese Paintings by the Four Jens: Four Late Nineteenth Century Masters, Far East Fine Arts, San Francisco, 1977, no. 21a-d

    Provenance:
    Far East Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

    任頤 山水人物 設色紙本 立軸四屏 一八八一年作

    款識:
    (一)溪山觀瀑。仿新羅山人筆。辛巳(1881)夏六月,山陰任伯年。
    (二)辛巳(1881)六月,山陰伯年任頤。
    (三)師新羅山人,辛巳(1881)六月,伯年任頤。
    (四)光緒辛巳(1881)六月望後,山陰任頤伯年。

    鈐印:頤印(四鈐)

    展覽:
    《古調新歌:費立哲神父珍藏十九及二十世紀中國書畫》,檀香山藝術博物館,夏威夷,2007年8月30日至10月28日

    《風雲際會:從鴉片戰爭到「文革」(1840-1979)的中國繪畫》,亞洲藝術博物館,舊金山,加州,2000年10月25日至2001年1月14日

    《海上四任》,遠東藝術中心,舊金山,加州,1977年5月4日

    出版:
    戶田禎佑、小川裕充,《中國繪畫總合圖錄》三編,第一卷,東京大學出版會,東京,2013年,A50-62,頁207

    Little, Stephen, J. May Lee Barrett, 《古調新歌:費立哲神父珍藏十九及二十世紀中國書畫》,檀香山藝術博物館,夏威夷,2007年,頁270-273

    Andrews, Julia Frances, Michael Knight, and Pauline Yao,《風雲際會:從鴉片戰爭到「文革」(1840-1979)的中國繪畫》,亞洲藝術博物館,李鐘文亞洲藝術文化中心,舊金山,加州,2000年,頁60-61

    宋漢西、曹仲英,《海上四任》,遠東藝術中心,舊金山,1977年,圖錄編號21a-d

    來源:
    美國加州舊金山遠東藝術中心

    註:一八六八年底,二十八歲的任伯年結束浙東蘇州等地數年遊歷的生活,前往漸趨繁榮的上海發展,經胡遠介紹,在故香室箋扇店安硯鬻畫。因其全面多能,作品題材廣泛,畫面新穎且具時代性,數年間便聲名大噪,漸至成為海上畫壇舉足輕重的人物。其人物畫的創作,早年師從任熊、任薰,遠法老蓮,中年後則不拘一格,兼收並蓄,並融合西法,而能雅俗共賞。徐悲鴻對任伯年極為稱讚,「故舉古今真能作寫意畫者,必推伯年為極致」。市場所見伯年四屏,以花鳥為多,山水人物十不一見,本件出自畫家盛年,用筆簡淡,秀逸古雅,又多經展覽著錄,識者當自有定論。
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