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Subject:Chinese Woodblock?
Posted By: John Mon, Feb 24, 2020 IP:

Good Morning Everyone! This is our first time on this awesome forum! We were very fortunate to acquire this piece of oriental art in the recent past and would appreciate any help in interpreting the calligraphy and seals, along with the artist who may have created it. The seal on the lower left along with the seal on the upper right are a little smudged. We were told it may be from 1860. If so, we were very lucky it has survived in its present condition. Your assistance is much appreciated in advance.


Subject:Re: Chinese Woodblock?
Posted By: I.Nagy Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Your print is Korean,
庚申年 - Year of Metal-Monkey (...,1920,..)
斗山 - Doosan - Pseudonym
Upper seal,
斗山 - Doosan
Lower seal,
金蔡璃 - Kim Chae Ri

Identification of Korean names written with Hanja are almost impossible on web, due to their Hangul-based modern language use. I could not find the above artist in Oh Se Chang's Dictionary of Korean Calligraphers and Painters (朝鮮書画人物辞典 - 呉世昌著、1917)

With regards,

Subject:Re: Chinese Woodblock?
Posted By: John Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Thank you so much for your response I. Nagy!
Wow! Very surprising but awesome! Thanks for your research and expertise again.


Subject:Re: Chinese Woodblock?
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, Feb 26, 2020

The second character in the seal reads correctly 箕
"gi", so the full name should be read correctly
金箕璃 Kim Gi Ri.
Full seal: 金箕璃印 - Seal of Kim Gi Ri
Still an unknown artist.

With regards,

Subject:Re: Chinese Woodblock?
Posted By: John Wed, Feb 26, 2020

I. Nagy,

Thank you! I appreciate all that you (and others) do for this forum! I enjoy the thrill of the hunt for Oriental art and looking at other works of art that are posted on this site. I will certainly be posting more in the future of my finds. Thanks again!

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