Category: Landscapes of Asia Paintings
For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Painting: 97.7cm x 49.2cm ≈ 38½" x 19¼"
Silk Border: 117.7cm x 59.1cm ≈ 46¼" x 23¼"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
This is the translation of the artist's title for this painting.
The Chinese title can also mean clear view of "the Garden of the Peaches of Immortality" or "the imaginary land of joy and plenty". This has been come to be known as Shangra-La, though this Chinese title uses the characters 桃源 (táo yuán). There is also some dispute as to whether this place existed, and where it was located (most Chinese claim in China, any Tibetan will say Tibet). The rest of the title, 晴景 just means "clear view."
The artist's name is 江舟 (Jiang Zhou). I don't have a lot of information about the artist, as I only met him in passing - I think I was in Guilin at the time, which is probably why the subject looks so much like the Li River of Guilin.
Although this will not be cheap to frame when you receive it (because of the large size). I will certainly bring strong character to the room you hang it in.
This is painted on special xuan paper (rice paper) then mounted with white silk matting/border.
Please note: This painting includes a silk border similar to the what is shown above, but not a frame.
I recommend professional framing and matting for the best presentation of this work.
This item was listed or modified
Jul 6th, 2016
Gary's random little things about China:
Parking your car on the sidewalk is legal in most places in China. I am talking fully on the sidewalk, and fully blocking the sidewalk, so that nobody can walk there at all. After all, there is a perfectly good roadway for pedestrians and cars to share just past the edge of the sidewalk - right?
In many urban areas, there is a sidewalk parking attendant who will ensure that you park in such a way that no one can use the sidewalk at all. They will also charge a fee of 2 Yuan (26 cents) for up to a full day of sidewalk parking privileges.
The green light means "go". The Yellow light means "20 more cars should enter the intersection". The red light means "5 more cars enter the intersection and become a nuisance to pedestrians trying to cross the street".
Actually, the green light means "Try to go, but you'll probably have to wait for the yellow or red light before you get your chance".
If you get in a car accident, it's best to argue briefly with the other driver, and then both drive away. When the police get involved, everyone gets fined, and someone might lose their license. The fines are generally higher than what it will cost to fix your car, so hanging around to exchange insurance information is rare in minor fender-benders.
If your car is too damaged to drive away, you are screwed. The police own and operate all of the tow trucks in most Chinese cities. You will be fined, charged for towing, charged an impound fee, and may lose your license.
On long stretches of highway, police checkpoints are occasionally set up. They may be stopping drivers and summarily fining them for wearing sunglasses or talking on a mobile phone while driving. However, in the next stretch of highway, another police checkpoint may be issuing fines for driving without sunglasses.
Under certain circumstances, and if you are really unlucky, drivers who get in injury accidents while drunk may be executed. If you are caught drinking and driving just once, you will be fined, and will probably lose your drivers license for the rest of your life.
Thus, drunk driving has become very rare in China.