A PAIR OF FAMILLE-ROSE 'FIGURAL' PLAQUES BY WANG QI, REPUBLIC PERIOD, DATED JISI YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1929
PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
A PAIR OF FAMILLE-ROSE 'FIGURAL' PLAQUES BY WANG QI
REPUBLIC PERIOD, DATED JISI YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1929
each rectangular panel finely enameled, the first painted with a winter landscape scene, depicting a scholar riding on an caparisoned horse and gazing upward at overhanging withered branches, with snow covered mountains and a flock of flying geese in the distance, accompanied by a poetic verse followed by a signed and dated inscription and two artist seals reading Xichang Wang Qi and Taomi, the second depicting an elder wearing a straw hat walking on a grassy meadow beside a young boy riding a buffalo, the animal turning its head slightly toward its calf nestling closely behind, all within a spring landscape with trees sprouting new leaves and blossoms, accompanied by a poem followed by a signed and dated inscription and two artist seals, wood frames (2)
龍集己巳年季夏月下澣 橅黃癭瓢之筆意 西昌匋迷道王琦寫於珠山客次
Height 31⅛ in., 79 cm; Width 8¼ in., 21 cm
In overall good condition. The frame has not been removed during the inspection
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Collection of Dr. Jules Leaf (1905-1999), acquired in Asia in the early 1960s, and thence by descent.
Jules Leaf 醫生 (1905-1999) 收藏，1960年代初得於亞洲，此後家族傳承
This pair of panels are an example of Wang Qi’s mature style, which he developed upon a trip to Shanghai in 1916, where he saw an exhibition of works by a group of painters called Yangzhou Baguai (the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou). Wang was so impressed by the paintings of Huang Shen, one of the Eight Eccentrics, that he started to emulate his style. See a set of four panels by Wang Qi, with a cyclical date corresponding to 1930, from the collection of Phynea Paroulakis, sold in these rooms, 17th-18th March 2015, lot 295; and another with luohan, dated in accordance to 1932, included in the exhibition Brush and Clay. Chinese Porcelain of the Early 20th Century, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1990, cat. no. 29, together with a smaller plaque painted with a lady on a raft, dated to 1927, cat. no. 24.