Fine Classical Chinese Paintings
中國古代書畫
Live Auction: 12 October 2021 • 9:30AM HKT • Hong Kong | 拍賣:2021年10月12日 • 上午9時30分 • 香港

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings 12 October 2021 • 9:30 AM HKT • Hong Kong

T he sale from this season presents over a hundred lots of exceptional works, among which the majestic handscroll of Thousand Miles of Mountains and Rivers by Lan Ying stands out as an exemplar. Also remarkable from the calligraphy section are rare handscrolls by Wen Jia and Wen Peng, also a rubbing album of the Stele of Shi Chen. Other highlights from private collections include a magnificent four-panel screen Landscape by Gong Xian from the Tsao Family Collection, Landscape and Birds and Flowers by Bada Shanren from a private Northern American collection, Various Subjects by Xu Wei from a private Hong Kong collection, as well as various Qing imperial manuscripts from an important private Asian collection.


是次拍賣呈獻逾百件名家翰墨,當中藍瑛《江山千里圖》手卷,氣勢壯觀,尤為矚目。書法則有文嘉及文彭兩兄弟之書法手卷,另有舊拓《史晨前後碑》,市場罕見。同時亦欣呈多個私人珍藏專輯,重點包括曹仲英先生「默齋」藏龔賢《山水通景》四屏巨幅、北美私人收藏八大山人《山水》和《花鳥》、香港私人收藏徐渭《雜畫卷》,以及重要亞洲私人珍藏清室瑰寶手稿多幀等,以饗藏家。


藍瑛《江山千里圖》Lan Ying, Thousand Miles of Mountains and Rivers

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藍瑛,字田叔,浙江錢塘人。明末清初畫家。本卷全長逾十二米,設色絹本,所繪煙江疊嶂,巍峨壯觀,有咫尺千里之勢。據卷後藍瑛題識所記,此作始畫於祟禎年間,完成時已是順治八年,江山滄桑更異,藍瑛見畫感懷,稱「余一段筆墨良苦深慰。暮年惆悵,不獨大癡道人典型在耳。」
此卷以黃公望筆法入畫,刻畫細致,境界廣闊,氣勢恢宏的山水長卷,無論海內外博物館還是藝術市場都屈指可數。

Lan Ying (1585–1664) was one of the most prominent and influential painters in the late-Ming dynasty. He conjures up the vast expanse of misty mountains within a handscroll measuring 12 meters in length. By the time he completed the painting, it was already the eighth year of the reign of the Shunzhi Emperor in the Qing dynasty. The country had undergone dramatic change, prompting Lan Ying to express his melancholic emotions as he revisited this painting. Delicately painted long handscrolls of a grand landscape in the manner of Huang Gongwang, such as this one, are especially rare among museum collections and art markets.


藍瑛 Lan Ying
《江山千里圖》 Thousand Miles of Mountains and Rivers
Estimate: 15,000,000 - 20,000,000 HKD

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曹仲英先生「默齋」藏Tsao Family Collection

曹仲英(1929-2011),原名秋。直奉戰亂避難中原,二戰時西遷,勝利後北還,1949年遷往台灣。在台攻讀法律。暇時,與師友切磋藝術,時訪台北故宮,遂有書畫收藏之心願。1963年赴美,繼續從事法律工作。同時研習、鑒藏中國書畫,以繼承發揚中國藝術精神和弘揚傳播中華文化為樂事與己任,孜孜以求六十餘載。曹仲英先生之「默齋」收藏從明代晚期至二十世紀書畫作品數百幅,涵蓋不同畫家與畫派,其收藏理念具有美術史視野下的系統性,是在美國收藏中國書畫的重要藏家之一。

Tsao Jung Ying (1929-2011) relocated to many parts of China throughout his life. In 1949, he moved to Taiwan and studied law. Practising art with his teachers and peer was a favourite past time, and he frequently visited the Palace Museum in Taipei, which introduced the idea of collecting painting and calligraphy. In 1963, he moved to the United States to continue his practice of law, whilst studying the art and connoisseurship of Chinese painting and calligraphy. He devoted more than six decades to the promotion and develop of Chinese art and culture. His collection included hundreds of painting and calligraphy works from late Ming dynasty to the 20th century, encompassing a broad spectrum of artistic styles, demonstrating a systematic quality with art historian’s vision, making him one of the most important collectors of Chinese painting and calligraphy in America.

弘曆 (乾隆帝) 《皇家樓閣詩詠》Emperor Qianlong, Manuscripts of Royal Palaces

弘曆 (乾隆帝) Emperor Qianlong
《皇家樓閣詩詠》Manuscripts of Royal Palaces
Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD

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