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|Long Chinese hand scroll - Translation please|
Posted By: TimG
Posted Date: Jan 02, 2018 (02:59 PM)
Thank you for the translation!
I agree with you...this is 2 parts of the same long handscroll. Since the scroll is to be read from right to left, the first part of the scroll is the mountain lanscape with clear lofty skies, followed by the stormy ocean scene.
I had started a new post, but since you responded here, I'll post my most recent photos here (now that the paintings are with me).
Photos 1 & 2 are of the whole scroll. Due to the long length, it is hard to get a higher resolution given the 500kb restriction on each photo.
Photo 3 is of the 3 scripts/seals in order of right to left (showing top to bottom in the photo).
If you would be so kind, a translation of the remainder of the story would be greatly appreciated. The verses you have already translated are in the mid section of the painting.
I have not removed the painting from the gallery frame, and I am hoping that there is a colophon folded under the painting - finger's crossed.
While I love the whole scene, the water scene seems very unusual to me. I have searched online every night since I bought the paintings for any example of a storm scene in any Chinese classical paintings - I found nothing.
To me, the raging waves are reminiscent of Japanese works by artists like Hokusai and Hiroshige. I find the whole piece fascinating.
I'm looking forward to your translations and opinions from others.
Happy New Year!