I have 2 art sketches my grandfather brought home from WW2. I think the signature is Chinese and would like to know if this is true and what it says. I’d be grateful for any help. enter image description here

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    Both the writing and the seal read 靜湖 /Jìng hú/ Silent lake
    – Tang Ho
    Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 14:12
  • Many thanks. Is it a signature or name of a place ?
    – Tom Mc
    Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 15:52
  • The name of a painting is never put on a seal. I am sure 靜湖 is the author's name
    – Tang Ho
    Commented Apr 2, 2021 at 4:19

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The following URL


lists many paintings with the same signature.

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