Subject:Re: Chinese Dish Poem Translation Help
Posted By: Bill H Thu, Oct 26, 2023
Perhaps I.Nagy can provide a more literary version of the inscription, meanwhile the painting shows Li Taibai (701-762). According to info in the Georg Weishaupt catalog, "The Great Treasure" (2002), Li entered the Imperial Hanlin Academy at age 25 but rejected the intrigues of the palace the following year and went on to rank among the most famous of Chinese poets.
The style of this decoration is called "wushuangpu" in China and depicts the myths and legends perpetuated in Chinese art and literature. Li appears by himself on this dish but more often is the centerpiece among other Chinese heroes in such painted porcelain. See downloaded images below of a Daoguang-era dish.