Was given a gift by a friend who had these from an uncle who, it was believed visited China around 1960's. I have tried to translate the signature and seal using on line tools with little success. Hoping someone can help. enter image description here

  • Important: 畫 in 春畫 is a verb, not a noun
    – Tang Ho
    Commented Jan 10, 2023 at 7:54
  • So, it's a painting "Done in Spring", and not a "Painting of Spring"? Commented Jan 10, 2023 at 8:20

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It means "(This paint was)painted in spring in Wood Rat Year by 醇士 chún shì "

"甲子Wood Rat" is the 1st combination of the sexagenary cycle of the Chinese zodiac.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Rat)

According your describe this paint probably finished in 1864 or 1924, since the next Wood Rat year is 1984.

I don't know who is "醇士" . I have googled for this name and found some artist called 彭醇士 péng chún shì (1896~1976) but not sure whether this was painted by him or not.

This might required a professional antique dealer to answer your question.

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