Xiang Wenyan (1826-1906) Liu Hai and The Three-Legged Toad

项文彦 (1826-1906) 刘海戏金蟾

22 July, 2017 | 06:00 PM PST

LOT-116

Lot: 116 Xiang Wenyan (1826-1906) Liu Hai and The Three-Legged Toad Hanging Scroll, ink and color on paper, signed Xiang Wenyan, inscribed, with three seals of the artist, and one collector’s seal Size: 74 x 25 in. (188 x 63 cm.) 项文彦 (1826-1906) 刘海戏金蟾 设色纸本 立轴 款识:赤足蓬头不计年, 十洲三岛任蹁跹。蓬莱久隔人间路, 常伴金蟾会众仙正斋闵贞画。 钤印:闵贞(阴文)正斋(朱文)朱尽结习(朱文) 项文彦(1826—1906), 晚清著名画家。字蔚如,号幼平,又号钵池山人,另号:味愚。斋号:渔山寄庐,山静日长寄庵,江苏淮安府山阳人。为晚清没落之势屈指可数的著名画家之一,其人善山水,笔致苍劲,墨气淹润,近承二王远参倪黄,画林木苍翠茂郁,幽深宁静,墨法精到,功力颇深,具得神似。间作墨梅,凌寒傲雪,亦饶冷逸之趣。工人物,尤善仕女,高雅端庄,精妙入神,画工娴熟流畅。项文彦诗、书、画俱工,学养深厚,从传统绘画中汲取营养,学古人又不拘泥于古人,贯通融汇,别具一格,自成一家。项文彦宽厚仁慈,乐善好施,为后人景仰,光绪六年(1880年)黄河决口,项文彦鬻画得二千余金赈灾,救活许多难民,善行流芳,深受人们爱戴,有“清代慈善赈灾著名画家之称”。

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