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Subject:Help with Japanese Painting
Posted By: GoodOmens Sat, Dec 02, 2017 IP:


I was recently gifted this lovely painting and would like some help identifying it.

At the very least - can someone direct me to the artist? I've taken some photos. Let me know if I need to take anything closer. It appears to be at least hand painted.


Subject:Re: Help with Japanese Painting
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Dec 03, 2017

I think the picture is Chinese.
My readings:
Starting (Leisure) seal:
悪八邪  Eight Evils (Buddhist terminology)
雪嶽窮恭 Snowy mountains exhaust all respect
丙寅夏月下澣 Year of Fire-Tiger (..1866,1926,1986)
In the Last Ten Days of Summer Month
碧山畫  Picture of Bishan - Green Mountains -(Signature) Art-name
First seal reads,
碧山   Bishan
Unfortunately, the second seal is too dim, I can`t decipher it. Probably the real name of artist.
On the net I have found a certain Xu Bishan (許碧
山)1850-1912, and in a name dictionary an another painter from the later Qing era
using the Bishan art-name (real name: Xu Zouqing (許佐清)However, your picture looks younger to be painted by the two above mentioned artists.

With regards,

Subject:Re: Help with Japanese Painting
Posted By: GoodOmens Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Thanks for the insight!

I'll see if I can get a better picture of the artist seal, unfortunately it's pretty dim in person too.

Do you think something like this would be worth having professionally looked at?

Subject:Re: Help with Japanese Painting
Posted By: mikeoz Sun, Dec 03, 2017

It appears to be dated 1986, and the artist's name appears to be BiShan 碧山. I suggest this is more likely to be Chinese than Japanese.

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