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Can you help me read these, or help me identify the characters? They're written on the backing paper of a scroll painting, probably from my great grandmother from about 1925. I’ve tried two different OCR packages and get nothing. Here are a picture of the painting, the inscriptions on its back, and my attempts to trace the inscriptions for use with OCR.

image of first inscription image of second inscription

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  • All I can make out of is 梅: ? ? 晚春
    – Tang Ho
    Feb 14 at 0:28
  • maybe “梅梅大x” & “皖x”, imo 😸 Feb 14 at 0:55
  • methinks, great grandma won't win any calligraphy prizes! I asked someone who is usually good at this to look, but no, undecipherable! Personally, I think the first 3 may be: 枚二大,but I am not a reliable source for deciphering squiggles!
    – Pedroski
    Feb 14 at 23:53
  • Thank you so much for trying! You are doing much better at it than I can. I hope someone can still make sense of it. Feb 15 at 1:12
  • By the way, where is the first inscription located on the painting? It doesn't seem to be the one right above the seal. I suppose the location of the writing might give it some context that could help determining its meaning.
    – Elliot Yu
    Feb 15 at 1:24

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not quite sure about the three characters in the middle, perhaps 梅-二-大-?(含?舍?)-晚-春

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