Wang Sanxi 'Pine and cypress in advanced years' scroll
Relic ID: 2211610916
Relic Name: “Pine and cypress in advanced years” scroll
Relic Age: Qing Dynasty
Relic Specification: Vertical 84 cm; horizontal 28.5 cm
Relic Category: Ancient calligraphy and painting
Wang Sanxi, (1716-?) the courtesy name is Banghuai; he styled himself as Zhuling, Taicang origin. He is the nephew of Wang Yuanqi, a landscape painter of Qing Dynasty, and son of Wang Yu’s brother.
He acquired his landscape painting skill from the family, and does not follow the usual way of identifying the location of hills and dells, but takes a unique way of wielding the pen, and is unusual in creative painting, and is innovative in applying color.
The huge rammel he painted was called the only great one. He also likes painting flowers and impressionistic figures; its booklet is elegant and lovely. In the 58th year of Qianlong reign (1793), he was trying to imitate Huang Kung’s appreciating landscape picture; he was then 78.
Wang Sanxi, and Wang Tingyuan (courtesy name is Zanming, eldest son of Wang Jiu), Wang Tingzhou (courtesy name Kairu, second son of Wang Jiu), and Wang Mingshao (courtesy name is Kuilv, also known as Hexi) drew upon landscape painting skills from their teachers “The four Wang”, so they are known as “Later four Wang”.