For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 133.5cm x 68cm ≈ 52½" x 26¾"
Silk/Brocade Border: 153.5cm x 78cm ≈ 60½" x 30¾"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
This is the rough translation of the artist's title for this painting.
The title written in Chinese characters literally means, "Creek, Mountain, and Smoky Clouds". Together, these characters can be translated simply as "Nature".
If you look closely, a small house sits on a bluff in the foreground. To the right, some white birds fly by. And in the background, a powerful waterfall appears between mountain peaks.
The artist's name is Wang Jian-Qiu. The artist lives in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province in Northern China (about 5 hours south of Beijing). I was introduced to this artist's work at Qin Xia's studio in Jinan. This artist has been a long time friend of Qin Xia (You may recognize Qin Xia's name from artwork in our flowers and birds category).
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
Jun 8th, 2008
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.