Subject:Re: Need Help Identifying Marks on Large Hanging Scroll, Japanese or Chinese?
Posted By: I.Nagy Tue, Jan 16, 2018
The scroll is Chinese.
乙酉年仲夏 Year of Wood-Rooster (...1705,1765...) Midsummer
馬荃 Ma Quan (Signature)
1st seal, 馬荃 Ma Quan
2nd seal, 紅香 Jiang Xiang (Courtesy name)
達磨渡江 Dharma crossing the river (Title)
Ma Quan (1669-1722)Qing Dynasty female artist
Painted mostly flowers,birds and insects.
On the net you can find her works - only flowers and birds. The subject of this painting is unexpected from her. Entirely different world.
Forged artwork from China always been a big business.