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a type of visual art related to writing

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Can anybody tell me who's artist seal this is? (Characters identified: 九峰山人)

I have bought 2 chinese paintings but i can't find who this artist is. Does anybody know who's seal this is and if it is valuable? Also, any info about the date when these paintings were created is ...
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Opinion on Li Quingzhao poem calligraphy effort

I tried to write two lines of Li Quingzhao's poem in semi-cursive, I searched for the hanzis in other calligraphies and that's the first result. Is it readable? Do the hanzis make sense or I used too ...
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Can you help me identify the artist and seal (Characters identified: 一青)

These came from my grandfather who fought in WW2.
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A correction mark to indicate a word order reversal

The question comes from a popular ancient legend from "In Search of the Supernatural" (搜神記, 4 century CE) about a person asking for his lifespan extension. Here's the whole of it: 管輅至平原,...
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Identification of asian seal on 2 paintings

here is 2 others old asian paintings that I own from which I totally ignore the artist's name and would be happy to know it. I am posting the paintings gradually. Thank you.
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How is this special paper for calligraphic works called in Chinese? And what is it originally made of?

Just to check with experts, I know the terms 宣纸、米字格、田字格、薄纸等等 for special paper used for calligraphic works. But how would you call a paper as shown on the screenshot from Temu. The description in Temu ...
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Caligraphy on a painting

This inscription appears on a painting. Assuming it's Chinese, what would it say: in simplified characters? in English translation?
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Help to translate Chinese Calligraphy

I recently purchased this scroll from an auction, can anyone translate what is says please? Thank you in advance for reading.
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Understanding handwritten text on a painting

I've been given a painting by a Chinese university professor many years ago. There is some handwriting on it and I always wondered what the text on it says. My Chinese is very basic so I gave OCR a ...
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Please translate this Chinese calligraphy into English

This was on a large painting that someone bought many years ago, but I do not know what it says.
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Can someone help translate the calligraphy in this picture?

This picture was a gift and is supposed to be a poem about the fjords in Hardanger, Norway. If someone could help translate the calligraphy, it would be greatly appreciated!
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Identify Painting Chinese or Japanese? (Characters identified: 華岳 洪氏)

I bought a scroll painting. It looks very old painting. It is a very beautiful painting but I want to know the artist name and what it is written in there. Kindly help me in identifying this. Thanks ...
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Help translating calligraphy

I own this painting with Chinese calligraphy I would Very grateful for help with a translation. Thank you in advance. Dre
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Help finding the artist

I was given a painted scroll and would like some help in identifying the artist and finding out if it is of any value.
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Help translating inscription and seal

I was recently gifted this painting and I’m curious about the painter. A friend said the painting indicates it was done in Autumn 1980, but she couldn’t read the painter or buyers name. I would ...
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Chinese translate

It’s a watercolor painting from my sister many years ago I just want to know what is say
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Calligraphy translation assistance

I would like assistance with translation of the text and seal, if possible. I think it's written in Calligraphy. Thannk you, Stan
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Help me translate this calligraphy please!!! I would greatly appreciate it

I recently got this artwork from an estate sale. However I don't see anyway of being able to translate it myself! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Calligraphy is it a poetry

I have a pair of cups ca 40 mm high with a lot of text - is it a poem or just decorative calligraphy? Anybody can help me?
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Translate a signature and Seal on a painting (Characters identified: 甲子春畫 醇士)

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. ...
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Help with translating calligraphy on painting

I own this painting with extensive Chinese calligraphy. Very grateful for help with a translation, as well as the name of/identification of the artist. Thanks in advance, Leikanger
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Who is this artist?

Any help will be appreciated, am lost
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Chinese old scroll writing seal marks

I would like to know if anyone can translate the red reign seal marks and wording on these old scrolls.
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Need help deciphering calligraphy on T-shirt (Characters identified: 龍鳳呈祥)

I'm trying to decipher the calligraphy on this t-shirt. I've tried drawing the characters into Pleco but I can't really tell stroke from embellishment. I'd be grateful if someone could show me the ...
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Artist name and date of painting

What is the artist name and date of the painting? It’s ink on paper 7.5 in x 8 in.
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Need translation for painting in regards to who the artist is and what it reads in Chinese calligraphy

Watercolor painting with calligraphy script and a red seal it's 7 in x 7 in on paper
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Looking for translation of calligraphy piece into English

I am looking to get a translation of this calligraphy piece into English. (It was done as a demonstration by a Chinese artist at college ~1976.) Thank you! [
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Help translating seals, and phrase

I was wondering if anyone could help with the translation of this seal And characters, this are the only photos that i have right now. Thanks in advance
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Can anyone assist me in the translation of this vertical inscription and the oval seal positioned below it?

This text is inscribed to the left on my calligraphy style zen Buddhist painting. I guess this could be considered running script. There is an oval shaped, white character seal located directly below. ...
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Help with signature and seal

I have a painting with this signature and seal, can anyone tell me anything about it?
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What do these characters say? [closed]

I would be very grateful if anyone could translate the characters on this painting, and maybe tell me the artist name. Thank you
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Translation of this script to English please?

Translation of this script to English please?
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I need to identify two characters in a Blue-White Porcelain Calligraphy

Context. The porcelain is a large moon flat vase, from a private collection. The calligraphy is located inside a white rectangle, parallel to the mouth lip. The calligraphy is formed by 6 blue ...
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Could you help me translate this picture?

I got this picture frame as a present from my family, but I also really like the image even though I don't know what it means. I tried to find its meaning with google translate, and other image based ...
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Can someone help me translating this?

This was photographed by a friend in Beijing. Cursive script is very hard, I can only recognize two characters (多 永). The character on the top is clearly traditional (i.e. not simplified), though the ...
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I'm trying to figure out who the artist is on a painting. I don't know if it's Chinese or Japanese (Characters identified: 新羅山人 秋岳)

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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What is the signature and red seal on my landscape painting? (Characters identified: 廣城作)

The painting shows a landscape with trees, boats on water, and a mountain in the background.
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Seal translation (Characters identified: 嘉雲)

Please help me translate the name of this artist.
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Identifying mark (Characters identified: 胡窯)

Can somebody please tell me what this mark means? I would be so very appreciative.
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what exact image is the basis for the 圭?

The Hanzi meaning for 圭 guī = (old) jade tablet (a ceremonial badge of rank) I checked the images, not sure based on what jade tablet 圭 is drawn, can any one point to the correct image? Thanks
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Further information on calligraphy piece? (Characters identified: 斿于⿰坴丮)

I have a work of calligraphy that I am trying to get as much information as possible on. The story behind it is that back in college, I took a Chinese calligraphy summer session course (was maybe 4 ...
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Please, help translate the text and stamps on this painted silk screen to identify the artist and date?

This is a painted silk screen showing a mongolian mounted archer. I think that the original motif was shown on a 1280 painting, but this is, of course, much later (1900?).
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Please help with the meaning of seal calligraphy writing on the following clay board

Please help with the meaning of seal calligraphy writing on the following clay board.
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What does this artwork say? (Characters identified: 湖岩)

I'd like to ask you for help me to identify this sign and stample. It should be painting on silk.
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Can you help translate the scroll seal (Characters identified: 神龍圖 嘯天)

I believe this dragon is about shinlong but I would like to know the artist as I cannot make up any of the symbols
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Can someone help me to decipher this seal? (Characters identified: 君子愛人以德)

Can someone help me to decipher this seal? Edit: On the side carving I could read the date (辛未十二月 xīn wèi shí èr yuè: 12 1931/1991). What is the name of the carver?
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Help me translate stamps on bowls and paintings? (Ancient Chinese, Japanese & Cantonese) [closed]

Im looking for help identifying 7 pieces of art (5 paintings and two bowls). I was advised sby a friends grandmother that some is ancient Chinese, Japanese and Cantonese but have had no luck ...
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What are these characters? (Characters identified: 牧者所愛)

I'm very rusty, and can't figure out the last character. Am I correct that the first 3 are 牧者所? Thank you so, so much!
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Translation of signature on family shadow box art (Characters identified: 賀壽圖 北海貝雕)

Can someone provide a translation of the signature captured from a shadow box picture. My dad bought it for my mum on their anniversary about 30 years ago but they have both passed away. The family ...
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Chinese painting signature and seal translation (Characters identified: 羅鼎華印)

I have a Chinese watercolour and the scene is two birds with flowers. I cannot interpret the signature nor the seal and really need some help on this.
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