Subject:Re: painting on silk
Posted By: I.Nagy Fri, Jan 24, 2020
Thank you for your help with the Britannica site about the Four southern talents of the Ming.
However, meantime I have found a painter who is more suited to the parameters given in the inscription, and his name is Xu Feng 徐風 （Surname and given name, not Xufeng as pseudonym)
Xu Feng 徐風 1900-1988 painter born in Wuxi, Jiangsu, was a disciple of the famous horse painter Xu Beihong.
Furthermore, I have found that a part of the historical Wu county 呉県 is same as the current Suzhou City's Wozhongqu 呉中区 district.
Hai Yu 海虞 - city name in seal - is a subordinate city of Changsu on the Yangtse River,very close to Wuxi and Suzhou.
Al these place names can be linked to Xu Feng's sphere of activities.
Ruantang 阮堂 verbatim simply means "Lute Hall"
might have been the name of a studio etc.
After all I would like to see the "Autum garden scenery" pictrure.