Ruan Yuan (1764-1849) The Song Hu Inscription in Seal Script (4)

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Ruan Yuan (1764-1849)
The Song Hu Inscription in Seal Script

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Ruan Yuan (1764-1849)
The Song Hu Inscription in Seal Script
A set of four hanging scrolls, ink on paper, inscribed by the artist with a dedication to his son, Fu'er, and signed Yixing Laoren Bo Yuan, with three artist's seals Langhuan Xianguang, Yixing Yanling and Huguang shanse Ruangong lou.
53 1/2 x 12 3/8in (136.1 x 31.5cm), each scroll (4).

Footnotes

  • 阮元 篆書錄《頌壺銘》 水墨紙本 立軸四屏

    Provenance/來源:
    Shanghai Duoyunxuan, 29 November 1999, lot 806
    上海朵雲軒,1999年11月29日,拍品編號806

    Published/出版:
    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 Academy of Arts, 2007, pp. 116-117
    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116-117

    Exhibited/展覽:
    New Songs on Ancient Tunes, Honolulu Art Academy, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 30-October 28, 2007
    《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


    Ruan Yuan's 1804 text Jiguzhai zhongding yiqi kuanzhi (Inscriptions on Bronze ritual vessels compiled by the Jigu Studio) is one of the most important compilations of early source material for the Jinshi calligraphers, bringing together many important discoveries made during the kaozheng (Evidential Studies) movement. This inscription--appearing in Chapter 5, pp 12a-14a--is taken from a Western Zhou (1100-771 BCE) bronze hu form vessel. This hu vessel is now in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, and is considered to be a masterpiece of Western Zhou bronze casting.

    The text describes in colorful detail a government investiture ritual ceremony for an official named Song. Testifying to the important role of bronze vessels from the Shang dynasty to the Zhou, the vessel and its accompanying inscription had a renaissance in the late Qing dynasty as a muse for calligraphers. Along with a dedication to the artist's son, Ruan Yuan notes the number of characters in the inscription, an empirical touch pointing to the academic roots of Jinshi calligraphy.

    阮元撰寫於1804年的《積古齋鐘鼎彝器款識》為金石書法家們提供了大量早期文字資料,以及考證學研究成果。此幅書法內容為現藏於台北故宮博物院的重要西周青銅器『頌壺』之銘文,在《積古齋鐘鼎彝器款識》中亦有記錄。銘文內容記述了一位名為"頌"的官員接受周王冊命及賞賜的儀典過程。作為商周金文的代表作之一,『頌壺』上的銘文受到了眾多金石書法家的關注。而阮元在落款處特意提及文篇字數,顯露出金石派考證辨析之治學特點。
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