Browsing around some local antique and thrift/junk shops over the past few months since moving into my home I have acquired a Japanese painting, two Chinese paintings and a Chinese print, however, I have been unable to identify the works or artists and am hoping that someone out there who reads Japanese and/or Chinese can translate the text which includes the title of the work, as well as the artist, etc.
The first painting is, I believe, Japanese, as this is what I was told by the dealer who sold it to me at a local antiques shop, however, it could be Chinese. It looks to me like it may be Mt. Fuji and has a small village at the base of the mountain and pine trees, and seems to be ink rather than paint.
It is mounted and framed, so I have not been able to get a better photograph of the piece due to glare from the glass as I'm not willing to remove the painting from the frame.
In addition to a photo of the painting, I am including a separate photo of the text found in the upper right of the work, which I believe goes far beyond title and artist name.
Numerous attempts of trying to get a decent photo of the small , light and faded seals has been unsuccessful.
If anyone reading this can help identify the work, read the text, etc, please comment below.
I'd also like to know what type of painting it is, and from which period/era, etc for reference as I'm a beginner and novice in Asian art and wish to collect more in the future.
|Text in upper right of Japanese painting|
This next one is a modern Chinese painting, featuring a dragonfly hovering over lotus flowers and lotus pods.
|Chinese Dragonfly & Lotus Flowers Painting|
This one is also a Chinese painting. My guess is that it's probably a modern work as well. This one is of two birds flying over flowers.
|Chinese Birds Painting|
The last piece is not an original Chinese painting, but a print of the Chinese painting, printed on rice paper, featuring a Cherry Blossom tree.
|Chinese Cherry Blossom Print|
I'd greatly appreciate your assistance in translating and identifying the above works of art. If you're able to help, please do so via the comments section. Thank you