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Subject:Calligraphy Scrolls
Posted By: JJ Fri, Sep 15, 2023 IP: 2c0f:ed28:1228:d380:

Good Day Forum,

Please may I ask for assistance with translation of the scrolls and the chop?

Many thanks

Subject:Re: Calligraphy Scrolls
Posted By: Mikeoz Sat, Sep 16, 2023

It took a while for me to begin to understand this couplet (which I might point out should be changed in position - the one on the right should be on the left). For clues as to meaning, I suggest that interested parties should Google the calligrapher DuFu.

Subject:Re: Calligraphy Scrolls
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Sep 17, 2023

The couplet involves four allusions about the essential elements for ancient literati:
工部文章 Gongbu's composition
Refers to the literary composition of Gongbu (Du Gongbu 杜工部 a.k.a. Du Fu)
建安骨 Jian'an style
Refers to the vigorous style of poems by the Seven Scholars of Jian'an era during the Han and Wei dynaties.
米家圖畫 Mijia paintings
Refers to Mi Fu's calligraphy and painting
鄴侯書  Books of Ye Hou
Refers to the famous collector of books during the Tang Dynasty
壬申初夏 子玉 呉佩孚 In Early Summer of the Year of Water-Monkey (1932) by Ziyu、 Wu Peifu

Wu Peifu 呉佩孚 1874-1939
Courtesy name; Ziyu
First-level general of the Chinese National Revolutionary Army
He was proficient in poetry, calligraphy and painting.At the time he was known as the pinnacle of warlord calligraphy.

With regards,

Subject:Re: Calligraphy Scrolls
Posted By: JJ Mon, Sep 18, 2023

I do not know how to thank you for your time, generosity and knowledge.
Many Thanks
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