Lot 140: WU CHANGSHUO 吳昌碩 (1844-1927): BRANCH OF A PLUM TREE IN BLOSSOM

Galerie Zacke Vienna

November 19, 2016
Vienna, Austria

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Description: Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper. China, 1919

Signed: “Painted by Wu Changshuo 吳昌碩 I in the year Yiwei (= 1919) during the severe frost in the age of 76 years”, 颜色孤山梅太好, 夕阳扶影自裵回. 已未大寒吳昌碩時年七十又六. Two red author’s seals. A powerful composition with rising trunks and contrasting vertical branches in black-brown colour, only some of them achieving the bright heights. Vivid red and luscious blossom create a lively impression of the blooming nature.
PAINTING 151 x 41 CM, SCROLL 237,5 x 61,5 CM
From an old German private collection (acquired from the Lempertz auction house in 2011, no. 78)
吳昌碩 (1844-1927). 梅花圖. 紙本設色. 中國, 民國, 1919. 高 151 厘米, 寬 41 厘米. 款: 颜
色孤山梅太好, 夕阳扶影自裵回. 已未大寒吳昌碩時年七十又六. 作者印璽兩枚.

Wu Changshuo is among the most significant painters in China. It has been for long that his work is presented even in the important western museums like Ashmolean Museum Oxford or the Museum of Fine Art, Boston.
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