This is a scroll painting of a Rooster. Could you help identify who painted Era and what description. Thank you.

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I can't do seals at all, but the black writing looks like:

Right hand column:

èrsì nián
(19)24 year

dàshǔ bēihóng
big heat Beihong

大暑 is a time in the Chinese solar calendar: 23rd July-6th August

There was a famous artist and art teacher: 徐悲鸿 Xú Bēihóng 1895—1953 (Trained in Europe I read.)

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    It should be (民國)二四年(1935). 1924 = 一九二四.
    – r13
    Jun 7, 2023 at 1:03
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    the seal is “悲鴻㞢印”. well, “大暑” is the 12th solar terms; most would treat it as a day, not a period. that, in the year of 1935, 大暑 is on 24th july 😸 hko.gov.hk/tc/gts/time/calendar/pdf/files/1935.pdf Jun 7, 2023 at 2:00
  • I learned something! Thank you! A quote from Douglas Adams: Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so!
    – Pedroski
    Jun 7, 2023 at 12:28
  • :) FYI. It is not rare to see these Chinese number characters: 十(10), 廿(20), 卅(30), and the rarity - 卌(40). The twenty written in the test is the simplified 廿. zhidao.baidu.com/question/623703784028412684.html
    – r13
    Jun 7, 2023 at 19:07

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