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  • Li-Fu This post has image ( China & Japan ) - Ryan - Mar 24, 2019 (04:55 PM)
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Posted By: Ryan Sun, Mar 24, 2019 IP:

First, I want to say that a couple months ago, I had posted asking about the calligraphy on a different scroll, and among other things, a reply correctly identified my uncle's father - Andrew Tod Roy from the Chinese version of his name! I've enjoyed knowing a bit more about the scrolls that have been passed down. I had written a thank you then, but the post doesn't seem to have gone through.

I'm hoping to find out a bit about the scroll I'm posting now. In pencil on the spine of the upper dowel, there is writing in English that reads March 1962 Li-Fu. If there was a surname before Li-Fu, it's no longer visible. It also says "birthday gift to A.T.R." but I think that was written later, perhaps by my uncle or aunt.

I'd be interested to hear what any of the writing says, or anything else anyone can tell me. Thanks, in advance.

Subject:Re: Li-Fu
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Mar 30, 2019

Translation of inscriptions on the top.

芮陶菴博士  - To Prof. Andrew Tod Roy
大秩壽辰結老 - Sixtieth Birthday Brings Old Age
祝壽圖 - Birthday Picture
壬寅仲春 - Year of Water-Tiger (1962) Mid-Spring
李福敬題 - Painted by Li Fu
潘住供書 - Inscription by Pan Zhu
壽賀 - Birthday Congratulation

The colophon basically contains the same informations plus that it was painted in Hong Kong.

With regards,

Subject:Re: Li-Fu
Posted By: ryan Sun, Mar 31, 2019

Thank you very much. It's really interesting to learn more about these scrolls. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |