Subject:Re: Ink drawing with signature, seal, and other text
Posted By: I.Nagy Mon, Sep 28, 2020
學者 要天機清徹 胸次玲瓏
This is a citation from a 16.c. collection of aphorisms titled "Discourses on Vegetable Roots"
( Unfortunately, I can't find the English translation of the above book on my bookshelves, so you have to comfort yourself with my rough translation)
The chirping of birds and the sounds of insects are conveying the very truth,
The color of petals and leaves is nothing more than a letterless expression that conveys the truth.
Therefore, those who aspire to scholarship should realize that the pure and innocent heart that they have in their on right is in their hearts, that is as transparent as a crystal, and that everything they see and hear in the world is the truth itself.
Name with faded red,
洪自誠 - Hong Zicheng (Surname and given name, probably entered later)
Upper leisure seal,
急使 - Urgent envoy
袁祥 - Yuan Xiang - Surname and given name
(Probably the artist)