Painting: boy and water buffalo
One mounted painting of a buffalo tethered to a peg and a boy lying in a tree. Inscriptions as follows:
1. Top right: 霜葉紅於二月花 (frosted leaves are as red as the February flowers)
2. Middle and left: 艾黎先生方家雅教 可染敬贈 (Mr. Alley, the master, please kindly point out my inadequacies. Respectfully presented by Keran.)
3. Bottom right: 可染畫 (painted by Keran)
Seals as follows:
Top right: 李 (Li)
Bottom left: 李 (Li)
Bottom right: 可染 (Keran)
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The collophon on the right 霜葉紅於二月花 (frosted leaves are as red as the February flowers), divided between the second and the third characters by twigs and red leaves, is from a popular Tang Dynasty quatrain by Du Mu, 'Shan Xing' (Mountain Trip):
'Climbing to the cold distance of this winding stony path,
leading to a place of white clouds where people live,
I stop my carriage and sit in appreciation and love of the evening maple trees,
where frosted leaves are as red as the February flowers.'
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