Painting: 52.1cm x 98cm ≈ 20½" x 38½"
Silk Scroll: 60.6cm x 158cm ≈ 23¾" x 62¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 69.6cm ≈ 27½"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This depicts some boys enjoying the Chinese zither being played by an elder. The musical instrument is a "qin". It's sometimes called a horizontal harp, or a Chinese zither by westerners. It's really a special Chinese musical instrument that is unique and special (and hard to categorize in western terms).
After the title "Enjoying the Beauty of the Qin", 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
Oct 17th, 2013
Gary's random little things about China:
So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.