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Subject:Help with signature on vintage Tiger Painting on Silk Please
Posted By: zoey Sun, Apr 21, 2013 IP: 173.33.48.6

Hi again, I have a lovely pair of old tiger paintings, painted on silk. I assume they are Chinese. Probably just tourist pieces but I would love to know if the signatures can be read by any of you experts. Any and all comments welcome with thanks...







Subject:Re: Help with signature on vintage Tiger Painting on Silk Please
Posted By: Y. E. Wong Fri, May 10, 2013

Possibly Japanese work. I am unable to tell if your work is original.

Keyword: 陽石虎

URL Title :Japanese Tiger Scroll


Subject:Re: Help with signature on vintage Tiger Painting on Silk Please
Posted By: Y. E. Wong Sat, May 11, 2013

Sorry that the link didn't work. Here it is.

Image Source:
http://www.yamato-kottou.asia





Subject:Re: Help with signature on vintage Tiger Painting on Silk Please
Posted By: zoey Mon, May 13, 2013

thanks for the link but I am still mystified. I can see the resemblance of the red chop in the tiger scroll pictured. Is the red chop the symbol for Yamato? Is that an area in Japan or an artist? Sorry for my extreme ignorance. I assume the black characters are the artists name, can they be deciphered? The pieces are definitely old anywhere from 1900-1940 I think. thanks for any more help or suggestions!

Subject:Re: Help with signature on vintage Tiger Painting on Silk Please
Posted By: Y. E. Wong Tue, May 14, 2013

In Japanese, the artist's name "陽石" is pronounced as Yōseki (or Youseki). And yes, for your scroll, the black characters and the red seal are the same name. Good luck with it.

Subject:Re: Help with signature on vintage Tiger Painting on Silk Please
Posted By: Susie D Mon, Nov 20, 2017

If i could get help with this too I’d greatly appreciate it.. i think it might be Chinese and influenced from the Tang Dynasty





Subject:Re: Help with signature on vintage Tiger Painting on Silk Please
Posted By: rat Tue, Nov 21, 2017

This is a 20th century painting, the artist using the name 吴月, Wu Yue in Chinese. I'm not sure what you mean by Tang influence, there are few paintings of tigers that survive from China's imperial era (there are some lions though), let alone Tang. They are more common in Japanese and particularly Korean art.

Subject:Re: Help with signature on vintage Tiger Painting on Silk Please
Posted By: rat Tue, May 14, 2013

both the black signature on your painting and the red seal read the same thing: "yang shi" in Chinese, and maybe "Yoseki" or "Yoshaku" in Japanese. yamato... is just the name of a website with YEWong found a similar picture. but I am not sure whether the artist of YEWong's picture is the same as the artist of yours.

Subject:Re: Help with signature on vintage Tiger Painting on Silk Please
Posted By: zoey Wed, May 15, 2013

thanks so much! So if I understand correctly the paintings could be either Japanese or Chinese in origin? I did find a reference to a Chinese painter Yang Shanshen but that is the closest name I found. thanks again!

Subject:Re: Help with signature on vintage Tiger Painting on Silk Please
Posted By: rat Thu, May 16, 2013

yes, sorry not to be clearer on national origin, but tigers were popular subjects in both. Your painter is not Yang Shanshen though.


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