Ink Butterfly with Colophon
紙本 縱30 公分 橫67 公分 李景康先生家屬贈 Handscroll Ink on paper, 30 x 6 cm Gift of the family of Mr. Li King-hong
印章 「 百壺居士」朱文。「鳳坡」朱文。
Li King-hong painted Butterflies in ink in 1930 and inscribed a poem using lines from the poetry of the Qing poet Sun Yuanxiang (1760–1829) . In 1947, Li further inscribed a ci-poem of his own and added eleven seven-character quatrains composed of lines from Xi Peilan’s poetry—Xi was Sun’s wife and a disciple of the renowned Qing scholar, Yuan Mei. Li also invited members of Shuoguo Poetry Society to inscribe twentyfour poems. Li King-hong (1890–1960), born in Nanhai (in Guangdong province) was among the first graduates of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong in 1916 and later became the headmaster of the Government Vernacular Middle School. Li was dedicated to the promotion of Chinese language education in colonial Hong Kong. Well versed in classical Chinese literature, he also specialized in Chinese paintings of plum blossoms, ink butterflies, ink dragons and calligraphy, especially the regular script. He led the prestigious Shuoguo Poetry Society and Hok Hoi Library after the war.
30 x 67 cm
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