Subject:Re: Japanese painting. Can the artist be identified?
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Dec 23, 2017
From the beginning I felt uncomfortable with the 鴨 "Kamo" Japanese reading of the first character in the signature. After a few days of puzzling I have found the answer.it is a little sloppy mixture of seal-script and calligraphy 抱 Ｂａｏ
So the signature reads Chinese and not Japanese,
The correct reading of the signature,
抱石金陵 冩 Baoshi Jinling xie (Xie=Painted by)
The painter is Fu Baoshi (傅抱石）1904-1998
In the continuation, the Jinling (金陵）is the name of art movement (school) he belonged to after 1948
with Qi Baishi, Huang Binhong etc.
In the 2oth Century Chinese Painters Name Dictionary
-Chinese lang.) I have found his signature (1st character more legible) with this 博 Bo" -Rich,
Abundant" seal print (Probably Art-name)
The date seal was listed,too.