For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 98.3cm x 53.4cm ≈ 38¾" x 21"
Silk/Brocade Border: 118.3cm x 63.4cm ≈ 46½" x 25"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
This depicts men playing Chess (actually they are playing Weiqi, an ancient game of strategy).
The title of this roughly translates as "The Council of Chess". You could say that it means "An intense match between chess masters". After the title, the rest of the Chinese characters indicate the year painted (2008) and the artist's signature.
The artist's name is (Liang Dao) who lives in a village outside Guilin city in the Guangxi Province of Southern China. He specializes in artwork featuring traditional scenes of ancient life in China.
This item was listed or modified
Jan 13th, 2012
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.