Lot 1104
  • 1104

WEN ZHENGMING 1470-1559 | PLAYING FLUTE TO THE RISING MOON

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 USD
Sold
106,250 USD
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Description

  • Wen Zhengming
  • PLAYING FLUTE TO THE RISING MOON
  • ink and color on paper, hanging scroll
  • 52.2 by 15.8 cm. 20 1/2  by 6 1/4  in. 
with two seals of the artist, zheng zhong fu yin, ting yun Inscription on mounting border by Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), signed Daqian jushi Yuan, with one seal, da qian; Zhuang Yan (1899-1980), signed Zhuang Yan, dated dingwei (1967), the seventh lunar month, with two seals, zhuang yan chang shou, mu ling ti ji With two collectors' seals of the Chew family, wu zhong ying yin, qiu fu lun cang huawith one collector's seal of Song Luo (1634-1713), shang qiu song shi jia cang; one collector's seal of Yuan Baoheng (1826-1878), yuan shi xiao wu zhen cang; one collector's seal of Wu Quancui (1863-1932), xin hui wu shi shu bao zhen cang; two collector's seals of Zhang Keyuan (late Qing dynasty), nan pi zhang shi ke yuan shou cang geng ren liang jie suo yu zhi yi, di yi pin; one collector's seal of Na Zhiliang (1908-1998), xin ru guo yan; one collector's seal of Li Lincan (1913-1999), li zhuang jiu ren; and one other collector's seal, illegible

Catalogue Note

Artist's inscription:
The moon rises into the sky from water. The undisturbed lake is clean to rest upon. How can we invite the immortals to come and listen to the flute song?

Zhang Daqian's inscription:
This also depicts Autumn Moon at Lake Dongting, one of the Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers. It belonged to Keyuan, father of Master Wenxiang of Nanpi, and bears an impression of his triplet seal reading diyipin. Clearly this was his favorite work.

Zhuang Yan's inscription:
This small hanging scroll by Wen Zhengming has an airy composition and refined and elegant brushwork. It is to be treasured and appreciated. In the seventh month of dingwei (1967), Zhuang Yan humbly viewed and inscribed it.

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