Yan Wenliang (1893-1988): Album met landschappen, aquarel op papier

This lot was sold on 2022-05-14 and is no longer available

Dim.: 27,5 x 19,5 cm (closed)
Dim.: 38,5 X 19,5 cm (opened)

Condition: (UV-checked)
- Excellent, with some signs of paper aging, such as yellow spots, the silk cover in very good condition.

- 全品, 部分纸老化痕迹,如黄色斑点, 丝质封面封底状况完好。

The album with colophons by:
- Fang Junbi 方君璧 (1898 - 1986), one of the most important Chinese artists of the modern era.
- Wen Yiduo 闻一多 (1899 - 1946), one of the most famous Chinese poets and scholars.

The colophon by Fang Junbi:
Han mu chun hua 寒木春华, which translates to: 'each has his own merits'

The colophon by Wen Yiduo:
Translates to: 'Mr. Wu's paintings incorporate autumn trees, poetic clouds and smoke, bright moons and shadows and leaves... What an exceptional work!'

Ref.: Christie's, Hong Kong, Nov. 27, 2010, lot 1016, for a magnificent landscape painting from his hand. (link)

Yan Wenliang (Chinese: 顏文樑; 20 July 1893 – 1 May 1988) was a Chinese painter and educator, who is regarded as one of the fathers of Chinese oil painting and an important art educator of his time. Born in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, Yan began studying painting in 1909, founded the Suzhou Art Academy along with Zhu Shijie in 1922 and went to Paris in 1929, enrolling in the Ecole Superieure Nationale des Beaux Arts, making him, along with Xu Beihong and Sanyu, one of the earliest Chinese artists to study abroad in France. He was one of the four pioneers of Chinese modern art who earned the title of 'The Four Great Academy Presidents'.



Price incl. premium: € 4.590