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Set of 12 Album Paintings - Zodiac Animals, Lu Hui

Lot 0485
陸恢 設色紙本十二生肖冊 冊頁 A Chinese album of watercolor and ink paintings on paper depicting the 12 animals of the zodiac by Lu Hui (1851-1920). the silk and wooden covers have 2 seals, every painting has 1 seal and a gold-flecked paper facing page.鈐印:「 恢」、「廉夫」、「陸恢之印」、「廉夫畫印」陸恢(1851-1920),原名友恢,一名友奎,字廉夫,號狷叟,一字狷盫,自號破佛盫主人,原籍江蘇吳江。幼習舉子業,秀才入學試為第一,為人舉報其父曾入太平軍,功名之路遂絕。從劉德六遊,習花果、翎毛,有出藍之譽。嘗過僧寺,覩十八應真像,即以紙墨畫為描摹而歸。後晤吳大瀓,相與談藝,大悅,縱觀吳之所藏,上窺唐、宋,下摹元、明,藝事大進。旋客吳幕,得遊三湘,遼東名勝。所曆既廣,筆意益蒼勁遒麗,古拙幽深。畫山水、人物、花鳥、果品,無一不能。書工漢隸,旁參魏晉六朝,樸茂而具金石氣。陸恢曾入吳大澂幕,畫山水、人物、花鳥、果品,無一不能,書工漢隸,旁參魏晉六朝,遒勁而具有金石氣,是晚清海派六十家之一 。以此因緣,大澂延陸恢教少年吳湖帆習畫,故陸恢乃倩庵吳湖帆先生之畫學啓蒙師也,其畫藝高下,不言而喻。江標(1860-1899),字建霞,號萱圃,一號師許,江蘇元和人。光緒十五年進士,官翰林院編修,與文廷式費念慈年相若,才相等,蜚聲詞翰。標博學工詩文,嘗刻《靈鹣閣叢書》,世稱精本。

Dimensions are: each painting measures 10 1/2 inches tall X 14 1/2 inches wide. All measurements are approximate.

Condition: Minor spotting, overall good condition.

Provenance: From Mr. Hsu in Chicago, part of the family collection since before 1949.

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Set of 12 Album Paintings - Zodiac Animals, Lu Hui

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000Sep 07
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Ashburn, VA, USA
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Jennifer Clary
Auction Coordinator, Asian Department Head