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This is a signature on a watercolor painting. I'm trying to figure out who the artist is. I don't know if it's Chinese or Japanese. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Artist name transcription

The artist used two courtesy names in the piece:

  • One in the calligraphy, 新羅山人;
  • One in the seal, 秌(秋)𡵽(岳).

The artist's real name is 「華嵒」 (Mandarin Pinyin: Huà Yán), a Qīng Dynasty painter.


Notes on seal character identification

In the seal,

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