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Posted 5 years ago


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We bought the contents of an abandoned storage unit earlier this year which was full of many, many goodies, including this Japanese painting. I'm not even sure where to begin in researching this piece, or if it is even worth researching. It has age spots but otherwise it is in good condition. Is anyone familiar with Japanese artwork? I'm interested in knowing what the writing says. Thanks :)

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  1. kindy kindy, 5 years ago
    Would anyone be able to help me with this one or be able to point me in the right direction to where I could further my research? Thanks:)

  2. Frosty21 Frosty21, 5 years ago
    The words are To pray for health to free your hand to rest. The writing up top is Title sign. The person stamp is on the bottom.It look's like the real deal to me the only thing I don't know is the the sign stamp.Oh I learn the read Manga its japanese comic book wow Hah!
  3. kindy kindy, 5 years ago
    Thanks so much for your help, Frosty21 :D
  4. kindy kindy, 5 years ago
    Thought I'd just update with the accurate information I've learnt about this piece. Firstly, it is Chinese. The title is 'Spring'. The colophon says 'painted in Spring 1990 in Dali'. The seal reads 'Fang'. :)

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