The piece is attributed to be written Xie An (謝安) (320–385). It may be an imitation. This is a mourning letter telling the sudden death Zhonglang (中郎), a government official. He expressed his heartfelt pain and unbearable feelings.
The 28th day of the final month in the lunar calendar is a very special day. It is the tradition of Hong Kong, Macau and places in southern Guangdong to have an annual clean-up. In 2023, it falls on 19 January (Thursday).
This annual clean-up was illustrated and recorded in the nianhua (年畫) of the 19th Century.
Renewing the Peachwood Board (桃符換彩)
The woman is cleaning some ornamental pieces.The woman is cleaning some ornamental pieces.
The two scripts Hóng xǐ (鴻禧) means Happy New Year.