Hongyi fashi (Li Shutong, 1880-1942) Calligraphy in Running/Standard Script, 1937 (2)

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Hongyi fashi (Li Shutong, 1880-1942)
Calligraphy in Running/Standard Script, 1937

Sold for US$ 87,812 inc. premium
Hongyi fashi (Li Shutong, 1880-1942)
Calligraphy in Running/Standard Script, 1937
A pair of hanging scrolls, ink on paper, inscribed by the artist, and dated dingchou and signed Yuebi, with two artist's seals, one reading Longyin, and a figural seal of the Buddha.
26 5/8 x 8in (67.7 x 20.4cm), each scroll (2).

Footnotes

  • 李叔同 行書七言聯 水墨紙本 立軸 一九三七年作

    Provenance/來源:
    Far East Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, 9 December 1988
    加州舊金山遠東藝術中心,1988年12月9日

    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, p. 504-505
    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504-505

    Exhibited/展覽:
    New Songs on Ancient Tunes, Honolulu Art Academy, Honolulu, HI, 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


    Li Shutong was born into a wealthy merchant family in Tianjin. He studied Western painting in Tokyo Fine Arts School (now Tokyo University of the Arts) from 1905-1911. After graduation, he returned to China, taking on editing jobs. Around 1913 he accepted an offer at Hangzhou High School in Zhejiang, teaching painting and music. The famous artist Feng Zikai was among his students. During his lifetime, he developed many interests in arts and achieved great success in music, painting and calligraphy, and the performing arts. Li Shutong was ordained as a monk in 1918 at the Hupao Dinghui Temple in Hangzhou. Today he is mostly known by his Buddhist name Hong Yi. His calligraphic works are often phrases selected from Buddhist texts. The present couplet's verse is taken from the Avatamaska Sutra (Huayan jing, Flower Garland), an early Buddhist sacred text originally compiled in India, but translated into Chinese by the early fifth century.
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Hongyi fashi (Li Shutong, 1880-1942) Calligraphy in Running/Standard Script, 1937 (2)
Hongyi fashi (Li Shutong, 1880-1942) Calligraphy in Running/Standard Script, 1937 (2)
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