Wu Hufan (1894-1968); Zhou Lianxia (1908-2000)  Mandarin Ducks and Lotus; Calligraphy in Running Script

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Lot 806
Wu Hufan (1894-1968); Zhou Lianxia (1908-2000)
Mandarin Ducks and Lotus; Calligraphy in Running Script

Sold for HK$ 177,500 (US$ 22,852) inc. premium
Exquisite Paintings and Calligraphy Previously in the Collection of Mao Guangsheng
如皋冒廣生舊藏書畫精品
LOTS 803-818

冒廣生(1873-1959),字鶴亭,號疚齋,江蘇如皋人,明末「四公子」之一冒襄(1611-1693)後裔。近代著名學者、海上詞壇祭酒。鶴亭生於廣州,少有才名,師從越華書院山長葉衍蘭,又得粵中名儒梁鼎芬賞識。後至蘇州隨外祖父周星詒治經史、目錄、校勘之學,又拜入俞曲園門下。光緒二十年(1894年)舉人,次年加入保國會,參與「公車上書」,一意變法維新。晚清至民國歷任刑部郎中、農工商部郎中、溫州、鎮江等海關監督、南京考試院考選委員、國史館纂修等。一九四九年後,獲聘為上海市文管會特約顧問、上海文史館館員。其學涵括經、史、子、集各部,出版有《冒鶴亭詞曲論文集》、《疚齋詞論》、《小三吾亭詩文集》等。其家世、輩份乃至學養、文章,咸為士林倚重,畢生交遊極為廣泛,與京滬兩地文化藝術界淵源甚深。晚年閒居滬上,執晚輩後學禮待之者殊眾。

據冒鶴亭季子冒效魯〈冒鶴亭傳略〉,「父親無論居官或賦閒都手不釋卷,即使病榻也要手裏有本書。好學之劬至老不衰。而治學和交遊也是分門別類兼收兼蓄」,「在解放前後他和上海的畫家如賀天健、吳湖帆、張善孖、張大千兄弟、謝稚柳夫婦、錢瘦鐵、吳青霞、周鍊霞、唐雲等人常有文酒之會。」

冒氏舊藏近現代書畫,最為人熟知者或為〈寫經圖〉。〈寫經圖〉凡共廿四件。十二件為手卷,除一九五五年吳湖帆、周錬霞合作一卷外,餘皆作於一九二七至三七年間。顧麟士作第一卷、其後有陳曾壽、王震、溥儒、黃沁芬、賀履之、湯定之、曾熙、張大千、鐵禪、夏劍丞、吳湖帆、周鍊霞作最後一卷。每卷皆有鶴亭賦詩詞一首。

一九五四年秋,鶴亭復邀一眾畫家以此題作畫,採一尺見方小幀形制,集謝稚柳、陳佩秋、唐雲、錢瘦鐵、張石園、鄭慕康、俞子才諸人,於翌年春陸續完成。冒氏仍每圖配一詩,合計十二葉。
〈寫經圖〉廿四卷冊後散佚,除大千一卷現藏上海博物館外,偶見市肆者僅三五,如溥儒所作〈寫經圖〉第四卷、俞子才〈為鶴亭作寫經圖〉並冒廣生題跋以及陳佩秋〈為鶴亭作寫經圖〉並冒廣生題跋。

本輯匯京滬兩地名家山水、花鳥、書法共十六件,除于右任、梁啟超、溥儒三幅,餘皆為成扇。各家俱細意經營,足堪把玩,雖一鱗半爪,或亦稍可補〈寫經圖〉星散之憾吧!
Wu Hufan (1894-1968); Zhou Lianxia (1908-2000)
Mandarin Ducks and Lotus; Calligraphy in Running Script
Ink and colour on paper; ink on gold-flecked paper, folding fan
Inscribed and signed Wu Hufan, Zhou Lianxia, dated renchen year (1952), with one seal of each artist. The reverse signed Wu Hufan, dated renchen year (1952), with a dedication and one seal of the artist
18.5 x 50cm (7¼ x 19¾in)

Footnotes

  • 吳湖帆、周鍊霞 鴛鴦荷花 設色紙本 成扇 一九五二年作
    吳湖帆 行書錄〈臨江仙·夢後樓台高鎖〉 水墨灑金紙本 一九五二年作

    款識:
    絲絲五綵同心結,願身化葉底鴛鴦。吳湖帆寫荷。
    壬辰(1952)秋日,鍊霞畫鴛鴦。
    (另面)
    (晏幾道〈臨江仙·夢後樓台高鎖〉,詳詞不錄)小山〈臨江仙〉,書為鶴亭仁兄正。壬辰(1952)中秋,吳湖帆。

    鈐印:(吳)湖颿、倩盦畫記
    (周)周茝印
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Wu Hufan (1894-1968); Zhou Lianxia (1908-2000)  Mandarin Ducks and Lotus; Calligraphy in Running Script
Wu Hufan (1894-1968); Zhou Lianxia (1908-2000)  Mandarin Ducks and Lotus; Calligraphy in Running Script
Wu Hufan (1894-1968); Zhou Lianxia (1908-2000)  Mandarin Ducks and Lotus; Calligraphy in Running Script
Wu Hufan (1894-1968); Zhou Lianxia (1908-2000)  Mandarin Ducks and Lotus; Calligraphy in Running Script
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