Yao Xie (1805-1864)  Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals (12)

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Yao Xie (1805-1864)
Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals

Sold for HK$ 125,625 (US$ 16,204) inc. premium
Yao Xie (1805-1864)
Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals
Ink and colour on paper, album of twelve leaves
Inscribed and signed Ershisheng, with thirteen seals of the artist and seventeen collectors' seals
36.3 x 41.1cm (14¼ x 16⅛in) each (12).

Footnotes

  • 姚燮 花卉十二幀 設色紙本 冊頁十二開

    簽條:
    姚燮花卉精品十二幀。明州周衡夫藏。

    款識:
    蘇叔黨坡公季子用筆最為遒勁。二石生。

    鈐印:復翁(十二鈐)、姚燮印信
    藏印:貴池劉世珩宜春堂印(十二鈐)、明州周宗鎬字衡夫印(五鈐)

    註:姚燮(1805-1864),字梅伯,號復莊,別號野橋、大梅山民、二石生。祖籍浙江諸暨,生於鎮海(今屬寧波)。道光十四年(1834)舉人。博學多才,詩詞、曲藝、書畫咸擅,平生著作二十四種刊本,七百餘卷之多。作詩達萬餘首,自選三千四百首集成《復莊詩問》,並有《疏影樓詞》十三卷、《玉笛樓詞》十卷傳世;又作小說、戲曲,著《今樂考證》、《今樂府選》;曾以「大某山民」署,點評《紅樓夢》,至今為紅學研究所推崇。繪畫上,姚燮取材寬泛,花卉、山水、仕女、靜物、佛像皆有涉獵,尤善畫梅,且「意致閒雅,天然高妙」。他與任熊互為藝術知音,道光三十年(1850)年秋,任熊寄居於姚氏大梅山館數月,作畫不輟,繪製一套〈姚大梅詩意圖冊〉(現藏於北京故宮),達一百二十開之多,詩奇畫絕,珠聯璧合。

    道咸間,姚燮畫名已彰,往來寧波、上海、蘇州,賣畫為生。據《鎮海縣誌》,姚氏「客中金盡,則閉門作畫,市人爭購之」可知其市場不俗。又,王韜《瀛瓀雜誌》卷四載「時遊滬上,工畫梅花,興酣落筆,媚態橫生,人物花卉,無不奇特,字尤古峭拔俗⋯⋯所得潤筆資,揮霍立盡,於賣畫之外,絕無所求於人。」

    不知何故,姚氏傳世作品並不算多,公家收藏中寧波天一閣博物館所藏數幀,略可知其風貌。其中戊午(1858)年所作〈花鳥四條屏〉,筆墨雄健老辣,氣勢奪人。復觀本冊,集花鳥、走獸、蔬果、清貢、文玩、孩兒入畫,題材貼近生活,構思新穎,組合巧妙,趣味盎然,獨有一種恣肆突兀,令人忍俊,頗堪賞玩。

    此冊曾藏安徽貴池收藏家劉世珩(1875-1926)處,劉氏喜文學,尤工詞曲。光緒二十年(1894)舉人,累官至湖北造幣廠總辦、天津造幣廠監督。辛亥後寓滬,築園以貯金石書畫,曾藏精善秘本千餘種。
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Yao Xie (1805-1864)  Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals (12)
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Yao Xie (1805-1864)  Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals (12)
Yao Xie (1805-1864)  Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals (12)
Yao Xie (1805-1864)  Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals (12)
Yao Xie (1805-1864)  Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals (12)
Yao Xie (1805-1864)  Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals (12)
Yao Xie (1805-1864)  Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals (12)
Yao Xie (1805-1864)  Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals (12)
Yao Xie (1805-1864)  Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals (12)
Yao Xie (1805-1864)  Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals (12)
Yao Xie (1805-1864)  Album of Flowers, Birds and Animals (12)
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