For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 98.9cm x 51.3cm ≈ 39" x 20¼"
Silk/Brocade Border: 118.2cm x 61.1cm ≈ 46½" x 24"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 clouds 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, 雲境 just means "cloud environment."
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:
As the Chinese Government prepares Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games, here are some related facts:
More than 200 new hotels are being built in Beijing.
Almost 100 miles of new subway and local transit rail lines are being laid.
Hundreds of miles of new and improved highways are being built.
Almost 100,000 billboard signs have been put up to encourage Chinese people to be friendly to foreigners (and to stop spitting in public).
Beijing taxi drivers have been ordered to learn basic landmark and navigational English.
From the construction associated with the 2008 Olympics, The Three-Gorges Dam project, and other construction in China, there is a worldwide shortage of concrete and steel.
Because of the Para-Olympics, all new subway lines in Beijing are incorporating elevators making Beijing more accessible to disabled people than ever before.
Beijing's skies are usually gray by nature. In years past, on the days when the clouds clear, the sky was brown with pollution.
But in preparations for the Olympics along with a new public enthusiasm for environmental issues, gross-polluting vehicles have been banned by the Chinese Government.
So for the last few years, when the clouds clear over Beijing, blue sky can be seen for the first time in decades.