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Subject:Chinese scroll help
Posted By: Michael Fri, Oct 09, 2020 IP: 92.26.131.206

Another scroll, I think Chinese. Help please with signature, writing and seals. Much appreciated.
Best
Michael







Subject:Re: Chinese scroll help
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Oct 10, 2020

Title,
百卉群英 - Myriad plants - galaxy of talents
Signature,
許山 辛島朗 - Xu Shan - Surname and given name -
Xindao-lang (Gentleman of Xindao Island) - Art-name or title
Seal beneath the wheel,
許山 - Xu Shan - Surname and given name of artist

Upper seal,
島眼並朗 - Eye of the island and gentleman
(Gentleman: (朗)title of the lowest court rank)
Lower - leisure seal,
島須子潤 - Children should benefit from the island

Xu Shan 許山 (Year of birth and death unkown)
Qing dynasty painter and poet. Native of Changshu, Jiangsu Province. Served as outside staff for the Ministry of War. Was a gongbi (metaculous) painter. Painted utumn insects, ill butterflies, cycadas etc. He was not interested in his official carreer.

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:Re: Chinese scroll help
Posted By: Michael James Fennell Sat, Oct 10, 2020

We are grateful for your knowledge on this site I Nagy.
Can I find out more about this artist? Google (in English) doesn't offer up much about him.
Best
Michael

Subject:Re: Chinese scroll help
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Oct 11, 2020

Only in Chinese.
中國美術家人名辭典 - 上海人民美術出版社 1985
Name Dictionary of Chinese Artists - Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House
p.934

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:Re: Chinese scroll help
Posted By: Michael James Fennell Mon, Oct 12, 2020

Many thanks again
-M


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