Chinese Inscription Translation
September 29, 2006 12:39 PM   Subscribe

What do the Chinese inscriptions on my art say?

I've owned three Chinese screens for several years, and have long wondered what the text on each says. I can get some from being able to read Japanese, but I'm hoping a Chinese-speaker or two can help me get the whole deal.

Screen One

Screen Two

Screen Three
posted by thomascrown to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: 1) Top to bottom: Autumn pond, white heron, Buo Wen (artist's name)

2) Artist's signature: Zhou [something]

3) Poetry! This is just what it says, not an exact transliteration.
Far right, top-bottom: High mountains, steep peaks, [something] icy chill
Mid: Going sailing (for leisure), one must look for a lull in the snow.
Left: Third Rat year (according to the sexagenary cycle), [artist's name] painted
posted by casarkos at 1:33 PM on September 29, 2006

Response by poster: Wowsers! Fast work. Thanks much.
posted by thomascrown at 2:18 PM on September 29, 2006

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