Subject:Re: Looking to indentify two watercolours
Posted By: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 IP: 22.214.171.124
sorry to keep you waiting. the inscription on the picture with the woman is straightforward, but I've not yet grasped that with the man. the one with the woman reads: "chun ren chu lian hua zai bo", or something like, "the maiden literally "spring person" but refers to the girl) emerges through the curtain as the flowers blow about (literally "undulate").
I can't identify several of the characters of the other picture's inscription. What I have seems like: "shi" (rock) lan (obstacle) "yi" (principle, righteousness) "cai" (talent)/"shou" (hand, not sure which) X X "sheng" (a musical instrument). if these two pictures are part a set, however, the language of both inscriptions and the part of speech of each character is often parallel, so that the inscription with the man would follow the syntax of the picture with the woman, in other words: two characters identifying the subject, then a verb, then the object of the verb, followed by a second phrase of three characters in which the second character has the function of a verb or preposition. However, on the basis of the characters I can make out and what I can intuit about the characters I can't make out, I'm not sure that there is actually any strict parallelism going on. so that's about as far as I can get you.