Subject:2 Japanese Silk Paintings : Young Sima Guang ... more info please?
Posted By: Sat, Jul 07, 2012 IP: 22.214.171.124
I inherited a lot of art from my father a few years back and have slowly been researching everything.
I have 2 Japanese silk paintings that I would like to know more about. One of them I have learned is a depiction of Young Sima Guang breaking the water jar. Sima was a reputed politician in the Northern Sung. A legend tells that young Sima rescued another child by breaking the water jar into which he fell.
The other painting I know nothing about.
I do not know the artist or how old either of these are, except that they appear to be quite old and were with a lot of other very old artwork from around the world.
I have the photos uploaded to my PhotoBucket account and thought it might just be easier to link to those:
Close-up images of the writings.
Images of the full paintings.
Thank you for any info you can offer,