Came across characters which appear to be written on parchment. Any idea why it’d be framed or the meaning of it? All I can tell is that it seems to be a [poetic] story. (The characters in red are a signature and appear on other paintings as well.)


(I realize the image is horizontal, but if I were have rotate it some of the characters get cut off.)

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the main text is 洛神賦


the inscription is the last line (above the seal)


同治戊辰閏夏 is 22nd may - 19th june, in the year of 1868

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臨于何氏之還讀我書齋 means copied (臨摹) at mr. ho (何氏) 's (之) premise that named "還讀我書齋"

well, the seal is unrecognised in this resolution. do you have a higher quality one?

have fun :)

  • Thank you for a point in the right direction. Indeed seems to be written (for/to?) Luo Shenfu, the wife of our author’s older brother - Cao Pi. (I changed the image to higher resolution; hope it helps.)
    – Oliver
    Oct 23, 2018 at 18:55
  • @oliver, only a third of the seal is shown, in the updated picture :( Oct 23, 2018 at 18:59
  • I see what mean; sorry. Changed the image now.
    – Oliver
    Oct 23, 2018 at 19:07
  • @Oliver did you really change the image? I still can’t see the seal clearly.
    – dROOOze
    Oct 23, 2018 at 23:35
  • @droooze I did. Before it was cut off; now it’s full. I regret that it may be unclear though.
    – Oliver
    Oct 23, 2018 at 23:49

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