For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 136.5cm x 34cm ≈ 53¾" x 13¼"
Silk/Brocade Border: 154cm x 44cm ≈ 60½" x 17¼"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
The Chinese title, written on this painting is "Jiao Lu Tu" which means "Traveling Outside of the City Painting" or "Suburb Travels Painting". The title and composition suggests that they are on their way to a picnic in the countryside. Oddly the first character currently translates as "suburb" but this had a different meaning 1100 years ago in the scene this painting depicts.
The artist's name is Xue Wan, born 1958 in Jiajiang city, Sichuan Province. The title, his signature, and an indication that this painting was created in 2006 are contained in the Chinese characters written on the painting.
This was painted using watercolors on xuan paper (rice paper). It has been mounted with a shiny silk border making it ready-to-frame. It's very wide, so keep in mind that your framing cost will not be cheap.
This item was listed or modified
Feb 5th, 2009
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You can search long and hard, in every drugstore and sundries market in China, and you will not find underarm deodorant for sale anywhere.
After traveling all over China, I know this to be true everywhere in China except Hong Kong.
If you ask a Chinese person why there is no deodorant for sale, they will tell you plainly, "Chinese people do not smell bad".
My reply is, "Have you never been on a crowded bus in the summer?"