Fine Chinese Paintings & Works of Art - 23 Nov 2021


JIANG TINGXI (1669-1732)

蔣廷錫(1669-1732) 松鼠葡萄圖

£20,000 - £30,000 £20,000

JIANG TINGXI (1669-1732)


A fine Chinese scroll painting, ink and colour on paper, colophon signed Yu Dawei (1897-1993) with one seal and dated 1943, inscribed and dated May in bingwu year (1666), with one artist's seal reads Jiang Tingxi yin, and one collector's seal of Zhang Tingji, which reads shu wei guo mu, 97cm x 41.5cm, 124cm including the colophon.

Provenance: Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, CMG, MC, KStJ, PC, 1883-1950, and thence by descent.

The colophon explains that the painting was a belated birthday gift given on the 5th May 1943 by Yu Dawei to Field Marshal Wavell in honour of his 59th birthday. As Yu was unable to meet with Field Marshal Wavell, who was in India at the time, the painting was given to him on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

Yu Dawei (1897-1993) served as the Minister of Transport and National Defence and Lieutenant General of the Republic of China Army. He studied philosophy and mathematics at both Harvard and Berlin University. Yu later received a formal education in ballistics and artillery and played a crucial role in the modernization and reformation of the national military defence of the Republic of China.

設色紙本 立軸
注:俞大維 (1897-1993),中華民國陸軍中將,美國哈佛大學哲學博士,畢業後至德國柏林大學深造,曾任中華民國交通部部長、國防部部長等職。余其後逐漸轉向彈道、砲術研究,積極為中華民國國防軍現代化改革作出重大貢獻。

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