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Subject:Help identifying
Posted By: Tom Burton Wed, Apr 10, 2019 IP:

This looks like a painting on fabric, mounted within fabric. Can anyone help me identify it please? & what the writings says...

Subject:Re: Help identifying
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Apr 13, 2019

國色天香 - National beauty and heavenly fragrance (Peony)
摸宋人 - Imitation of Song (Dynasty painters)
- Anonymous painter
-The character 摸 is the original form of the
variant character written on the picture. It cannot displayed by PC -

With regards,

Subject:Re: Help identifying
Posted By: Tom Burton Sat, Apr 13, 2019

Thank you!

Subject:Re: Help identifying
Posted By: Bill H Sat, Apr 13, 2019

Greetings I. Nagy,

The variant character "摹" for "imitation" is in the Unicode/Unihan data base as U+6479 with pinyin given as "mó" and meanings "trace, copy, duplicate; pattern". It's also No. 4588 in my Mathews CED with pinyin indicated to be "mú​".

The "(a)" subheading under "摸" in Mathews provides the following:

"To trace, for which 摹 No. 4588 generally is used.

摹本 a traced copy."

Looks to me like a matter of mostly insignificant semantical differences.

Best regards,

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