Lan Ying (1585-1664) Strolling Amongst Autumn Mountains
Lot 7
Lan Ying (1585-1664)
Strolling Amongst Autumn Mountains
Sold for HK$ 3,820,000 (US$ 486,692) inc. premium

Lot Details
Lan Ying (1585-1664)
Strolling Amongst Autumn Mountains
Ink and colour on satin, hanging scroll
Inscribed and signed Xihu Waishi Lan Ying, with two seals of the artist
Dated gengyin year (1650)
147.5cm x 52cm (58⅛in x 20½in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Christie's Hong Kong, Fine Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, 27 November 2006, sale 2321, lot 741

    藍瑛 秋林策杖 設色綾本 立軸 一六五〇年作

    款識:香光居士王蒙畫。庚寅(1650)小春,西湖外史藍瑛法。
    鈐印:藍瑛之印、田叔

    來源:
    香港佳士得,中國古代書畫拍賣,2006年11月27日,場次2321,拍品741號

    註:藍瑛(1585-1664),字田叔,號蝶叟、西湖外史、東郭老農,晚號石頭陀,錢塘(今杭州)人。《杭州府誌》記載藍瑛少穎異,八歲時便能「蘸灰畫地,作山水、雲物、林木,有咫尺萬里之勢」。山水初習大癡,隨著遊歷漸廣,得識董其昌、孫克弘及陳繼儒,在三人的提攜下,藍瑛參與文人雅集,得以遍觀江南地區望族士紳所藏書畫,對其眼界之宏闊、畫藝之精進起到至關關鍵的作用。他由此上追晉唐兩宋,又遍臨元代諸家。中歲乃成自家風貌,落筆「縱橫奇古,氣象崚嶒」。其追隨者眾,子姪輩外,陳洪綬亦從其遊,影響波及至江蘇「金陵畫派」龔賢、樊圻、吳宏諸家,後世稱其為「武林派」。

    清初徐沁(1626-1683)編撰《明畫錄》稱其山水:「初年秀潤,摹唐、宋、元諸家,筆筆入古,而於子久究心尤力。云此如畫家真楷,必由此入門,始能各極變化。晚境筆益蒼勁,人物寫生並佳,蘭石尤絕。壽八十余,傳其法者甚多。陳璇、王奐、馮湜、顧星、洪都皆其選也」。

    據存世畫跡考藍瑛風格之演變,大致可分為三個時期:早期乃二十至五十歲前、中期為五十至六十五歲,晚期則是六十五歲後。

    本幅秋林之景,乃畫家最喜繪者,署年庚寅,即順治七年,一六五〇年,田叔六十六歲,人畫俱老,是融貫古今的武林畫壇祭酒。筆法一變細膩秀潤為荒鬱蒼宕,託言香光居士,實則筆筆自出胸臆。構圖深遠取勢,山巒蜿蜒起伏、重疊往復,一高士策杖獨行於溪橋之上,側頸回首,似聞鳥聲,似有所悟,令觀者更生山幽林寂、怡然自適之感。

    元四家中,大癡之外,藍瑛心慕手追最勤力者,當屬黃鶴山樵。傳世佳作署年較早者為一六一四年作《林亭晚酌圖》,現藏中國國家博物館,其餘各大博物館尚有一六二二年作《秋林高士圖》(安徽博物館藏)、一六四〇年作《仿黄鹤山樵山水》(天津博物館藏)、《仿王蒙秋山高逸图》(故宫博物院藏)、一六四五年作《煎茶圖軸》(上海博物館)等。
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