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:
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.