Painting: 52.8cm x 97.7cm ≈ 20¾" x 38½"
Silk Scroll: 62.3cm x 153.5cm ≈ 24½" x 60½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 71.3cm ≈ 28"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This depicts and ancient Chinese scene of noble men playing chess. Their servant boy brews and pours tea as needed during the long game. Note: This is an ancient form of Chess from China, not western-style chess.
After the title "Playing Chess", the rest of the Chinese characters indicate the year painted (2008) and the artist's signature.
This was painted by (Shou Shi) from Guilin, China. This artist happens to also be a master calligrapher. Both his calligraphy and artwork are of excellent quality.
He happens to be a friend of artist Ou-Yang Guo-De, and was introduced to me in 2007.
We make our own handmade wall scrolls at our workshop in Beijing. Each one is carefully made with high-quality materials.
Learn more here: Asian Art Mounting Workshop.
This item was listed or modified
Feb 6th, 2014
Gary's random little things about China:
If you are from my generation, you may remember the video game called "Frogger". It involved crossing a busy road while narrowly dodging cars and truck, often both in front of and behind you at the same time.
Well you can play real live Frogger every time you cross the street in China. It is perfectly normal to cross a four or six-lane road, one lane at a time. You stand motionless on the white, dashed line between lanes as cars and trucks whiz by you on both sides with only inches to spare. When the next lane is clear, you advance (there is no retreat in this game, that could get you killed, since drivers in China would never expect that).
If you did this in America, drivers would come to a screeching halt and think you were crazy (they might even tell you so, using colorful words and hand gestures). It is simply a different culture, or rather a different way of doing things in modern Chinese culture.