Lot 2152. Yun, Sun (19./20. Century.). The reasons for my life in the Hermitage for 56 years

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Auction date:07.12.2017   11:00
ID 19191
Lot 2152Yun, Sun (19./20. Century.). The reasons for my life in the Hermitage for 56 years

China. The spring of 1915. Ink and light colors on paper. Length 151cm, width 70.5 cm. The in the traditional manner, painted image shows a scholar's long robe (pao), and jacket (magua) on the shores of a body of water in a vast garden landscape with trees. It is, according to the inscription, probably the Cousin Wang Zhaoquan (1859-1929) of the author, and politician Wang Zhaoyoung (1861-1939), the consolidated calligraphy. The two grew up together and met after more than 50 years. In the Right hand the Lord holds the Blütenrispe of an Orchid. The flower symbolizes in the Chinese Canon of scholarship and represents nobility, integrity, and friendship.

The face of the Lord is shown in a Western style, in contrast to the landscape in the Chinese style. The kalligrafierte inscription comes from Wang Zhaoyong, the seals were cut from the Xi Nong 'Jin'. Whether the landscape and the Portrait are from a Hand or different artists, from the inscriptions and signatures are not shown. Overall, it could be the collaboration of several artists. The Portrait is almost reproduced photographically. In the design of the clothed figure, was also not achieved a certain degree of three dimensionality, by shadow. The landscape is painted, however, entirely in the traditional Chinese style.

Wang Zhaoyong is the older brother of Wang Jinwei (1883-1944), Prime Minister and first President of the Republic of China
. signed: Yun Sun 'Ji Sui' (painter), Xi Nong 'Jin' (seal cutter). Long dated inscription: Yi Mao Zhongchun, Wu Wang Zhaoyong Jing Ti - In the middle of the spring of 1915, respectfully written by Wang. Behind glass and framed. Condition A/B.
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