Zhao Zhiqian (1829-1884) Calligraphy in Running / Standard Script (4)

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Zhao Zhiqian (1829-1884)
Calligraphy in Running / Standard Script

Sold for US$ 275,312 inc. premium
Zhao Zhiqian (1829-1884)
Calligraphy in Running / Standard Script
A set of four hanging scrolls, ink on paper, the fourth scroll with a dedication to Ziting (Fang Junyi 方濬益/濬頤, 1815-1899), and signed Weishu Zhao Zhiqian, with an artist's seal reading Zhao Zhiqian yin, with three collectors' seals reading Yulou Pan ding, Cao Zhongying and one illegible.
52 x 12in (132 x 30.5cm), each scroll (4).

Footnotes

  • 趙之謙 《意林》節選 水墨紙本 立軸四屏

    Provenance/來源:
    Far East Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, 22 December 1999
    Collection of Jung Ying Tsao (1929-2011)
    加州舊金山遠東藝術中心,1999年12月22日
    曹仲英珍藏書畫

    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. 222-223
    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222-223

    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


    In the late nineteenth century Zhao Zhiqian was a leading proponent of reviving the Northern Wei (386-535) style stelae script, following the lead of Bao Shichen (1775-1855). Although long forgotten by Chinese calligraphers who followed the Orthodox lineage founded by Wang Xizhi (320-379) and his son Wang Xianzhi (344-386), Northern Wei script represents an important transition in the evolution of Chinese calligraphy, bridging the clerical script of the Han dynasty (206BCE- 220CE) with the regular script of the Sui and Tang dynasties (581-907). In this four panel example, Zhao Zhiqian retains the bold and impactful aesthetic of the original carved in stone script, yet the characters are energetic and buoyant, capturing the rhythm of the moving brush.

    受包世臣(1775-1855)等啟發,趙之謙一派十九世紀金石書畫家精研北魏碑刻,發掘了魏碑體作為漢代至隋唐間楷書發展的橋樑意義。此四屏生動飄逸,不僅保留了北魏雄渾豪放書風之特點,同時也彰顯了筆墨的韻律感。
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Zhao Zhiqian (1829-1884) Calligraphy in Running / Standard Script (4)
Zhao Zhiqian (1829-1884) Calligraphy in Running / Standard Script (4)
Zhao Zhiqian (1829-1884) Calligraphy in Running / Standard Script (4)
Zhao Zhiqian (1829-1884) Calligraphy in Running / Standard Script (4)
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