For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 133.8cm x 67.5cm ≈ 52¾" x 26½"
Silk/Brocade Border: 153.8cm x 87.5cm ≈ 60½" x 34½"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, "Cloud Mountains Flying Waterfall".
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
Apr 27th, 2009
Gary's random little things about China:
When you sit down to eat at a restaurant in China, you will almost never see a bottle of soy sauce on the table like you might at a Chinese restaurant in the USA or UK.
In Chinese cooking culture, soy sauce is a seasoning reserved for use in the kitchen.
The fact that soy sauce can be found at Chinese restaurants outside of China probably comes from westerner confusion between Japanese food and Chinese food.
The most popular Japanese food outside of Japan is sushi, which of course is always served with soy sauce. This is the most likely reason that soy sauce migrated out of the kitchen on onto the table at your Chinese restaurant in the west.