2755
2755
Wu Guanzhong
WATER ALLEY IN JIANGNAN
Estimate
1,500,0002,000,000
LOT SOLD. 8,215,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2755
Wu Guanzhong
WATER ALLEY IN JIANGNAN
Estimate
1,500,0002,000,000
LOT SOLD. 8,215,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Chinese Paintings

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Wu Guanzhong
(1919-2010)
WATER ALLEY IN JIANGNAN
signed WU GUANZHONG, dated 1987, later signed TU in 1991, inscribed, and with one seal of the artist
ink and colour on paper, framed
48 by 50 cm. 19 by 19¾ in.
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Literature

Selected Works of Wu Guanzhong, Sichuan Fine Arts Publishing House and Foreign languages Press, Beijing, 1990, p.49
The Complete Works of Wu Guanzhong, vol. VI, Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House, August 2007, p.158

Catalogue Note

The artist began to paint the buzzing scenes of Jiangnan’s waterway and alleys after his visit to Suzhou in 1980. Using his numerous preparatory sketches of Suzhou’s Shantang river, he later created numerous artworks of similar themes and compositions. The white-walled houses with black-tiled roof along the flowing waterway, the bridge afar, people in bright-coloured clothes who are either walking on the alley or paddling their boats, these have all become the indicatives of Wu Guanzhong’s oeuvre. Furthermore, the triangular roofs, the elongated river and the curvy arch under the bridge, these lines and shapes render the beauty of forms that Wu pursued. As one of his most satisfying editions of Jiangnan, he later picked this painting for Rong Bao Zhai to produce 200 woodblock prints.

Fine Chinese Paintings

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