(ATTRIBUTED TO, 1082-1135, REIGNED 1100-1125)
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk
123.5 x 54.5 cm. (48 5/8 x 21 ½ in.)
Signed, with two seals
Inscribed and signed by Molin Shanren
(Xiang Yuanbian, 1525-1590), with two illegible seals
Five seals at the bottom left corner
Inscription on the inner wooden box by Zhang Daqian (1899-1983)
Accompanied by a hanging scroll with a colophon by Zhang Daqian, with four seals and dated fourth month, jihai year (1959) (2)
Previously in the collection of Da Feng Tang (Zhang Daqian, 1899-1983) and Xiang Molin (Xiang Yuanbian, 1525-1590).
Koyama Fujio, A Hundred Episodes on Antiques, Shinchosha, 25 March 1977, pp.25-27, pl.7.
Geijutsu Shincho (Volume 20, No. 7), Shinchosha, Tokyo, 1 July 1969, pp.110-111.
Classic and elegant, Bamboo was formerly in the collection of Dafeng Tang, studio name of Zhang Daqian. Proficient in copying works by the great masters of the Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties, Zhang, probably with reference to this painting, executed his own version of Bamboo in 1947 (sold in this saleroom on 29 May 2005, Lot 638, Fine Modern and Contemporary Chinese Paintings, see reference image on p.43) which mirrors the form and techniques of this work.