Please can anyone help identify what is written on this painting and the accompanying marks / seals please? I’ve tried to research this but the amount of information is overwhelming! Any help Gratefully received! Thank you. enter image description here! enter image description here

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the top seal is “張爰㞢印”, you may compare the small seal character:





roughly, it means the seal of “張爰”

the bottom one is “大千”



張大千, a famous artist in the last century 😸

the top five bigger characters are :番女掣厖啚 (last character, actually is a variant not yet have a unicode code point)

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the following characters are:


“嘉平月” is the last month of the chinese calendar, roughly mid-december to mid-february

“蜀郡” is sichuan

“張爰大千父” is name of the author

甲x, well it must be the one of the sexagenary cycle. unfortunately i can’t recognise the x at this moment 😿

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