ARTIST(s): Wu Changshuo 吴昌硕 (September 12, 1844 - November 29, 1927)
ink and color on paper, framed
Length: 62 1/2" x Width: 19"
Signed/Seal(s): 4 different artists seals
Dated in the Wu ChangshuoÂ’s 78th years old Xinyou year (1921?PROVENANCE: Estate Collections of GENERAL YU BINDONG 俞濱東 (1903-1990) (AKA: 天宾)
R.O.C. Presidential Palace Third Class of Major Generals, Director of Assistant Commissioner, Official bodyguard, Security guard brigade commander of the building controls, the affairs of state, presidential palace Internal business, printing and engraving branch.For more information about General Yu Bingdong 俞濱東, please follow this link:www.eden-galleries.com/yubindong/Video Documentation on Youtube:https://youtu.be/W_mn9iHjgMYVideo Documentation on Youku (China):https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDUxMzY4NzcwOA==.html
The collections of General Yu Bingdong 俞濱東 presented and offered up to auctions:
ON DAY-1: From Lot-125 through Lot-152, and continued from Lot-269 through Lot-296.
ON DAY-2: from Lot-448 through Lot-487, and continued from Lot-620 through Lot-760.
Wu Changshuo 吴昌硕 (September 12, 1844 - November 29, 1927), born Wu Junqing, was a prominent painter, calligrapher and seal artist of the late Qing Period. Wu was born into a scholarly family in Huzhou, Zhejiang. In his twenties, Wu moved to Jiangsu Province and settled down in Suzhou. Prior to the collapse of the Great Qing, he served as an imperial official in Liaoning. Initially, he devoted himself to poetry and calligraphy with a strong interest in early scripts. He also led the Xiling Society of the Seal Art, an academic organization for Hangzhou-based seal artists. Only later did he consider himself a painter associated with the "Shanghai School." As a painter, he was noted for helping to rejuvenate the art of painting flowers and birds. He considered carving seals and doing paintings to be integrated to each other. His work garnered him fame and was highly regarded in Japan.