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    Sale 2386

    Fine Chinese Classical Paintings & Calligraphy

    26 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 865

    WEN ZHENGMING (1470-1559)

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    WEN ZHENGMING (1470-1559)
    Cloudy Mountains
    Handscroll, ink and colour on paper
    29.8 x 181 cm. (11 3/4 x 71 1/4 in.)
    Inscribed and signed by the artist: Heng Shan Wen Bi
    Four seals of the artist: Zheng Ming, Wu Yan Jian Yin, Wen Zheng Ming, Wen Bi Yin.
    Dated fifth month, wuchen year (1508)
    Frontispiece by Wang Wen, signed with two seals: Tai Xian Zhi Zhang, Wang Shi Zi Yu
    Colophons by Huang Yun, dated summer, twenty-eighth day, fifth month, third year of Zhengde era (1508), signed with one seal: Ying Long Si Yin;
    Wang Shizhen, dated third month, gengwu year (1570), signed with five seals: Wang Yuan Mei Shi, Tian Qi Ju Shi, Tai Pu Si Yin, Fu Zhi Yun yang Deng Chu Guan Fang Yuan Mei; Bi Maokang, dated sixth year of Chongchen era (1633), with one seal; Li Borang, dated sixth month of Chongchen era (1634), with one seal
    NOTE:
    For a brief biography on Wang Yun, see Zhongguo Lidai Renming DaCidian, (Shanghai People's Fine Art Publishing House), 2005 (13th ed.), p. 2061


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    Literature

    Wang Yuanqi and others, Pei Wen Zhai Shu Hua Pu, Volumn 87, p.11, published by Beijing Zhongguo Shu Dian, Volumn Five, 1984, p.2511
    Anne de Covrsey Clapp. The Art of Wen Cheng-ming. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan,1976, pp.64-66


    Exhibited

    The Art of Wen Zhengming, The University of Michigan, Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 25 January-Fenruary 29, 1976
    Asia House Gallery, New York, 7 April-7 June, 1976