Kingfisher Bird in Perched on Lotus - Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32.2cm x 135cm  ≈  12¾" x 53"

Silk/Brocade: 40.9cm x 190.9cm  ≈  16" x 75¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.9cm  ≈  19½"

Kingfisher Bird in Perched on Lotus - Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the bird artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll


Kingfisher on Lotus Branch

A Kingfisher bird (翠鳥) sits upon a lotus stalk.

The title is 翠羽 (Cuì Yǔ) which means "Emerald Feathers" in Chinese. However, the kingfisher is known as 翠鳥 which translates directly as "Emerald Bird" in Chinese. So the title references the kingfisher depicted in the painting.

The inscription indicates that this artwork was painted in 2010 by Jian-Qiu at the Qing-Feng studio.

About the Art:

This painting has a simple muted background style but incorporates a lot of detail in the foreground subject of the artwork. This painting is a style Chinese artwork that has been around for thousands of years.

This artwork is completely hand-painted and is mounted to a handmade silk wall scroll in my Beijing workshop.

About the Artist:

The artist's name is WangjianQiu (Wang Jian-Qiu). He 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). Wang Jian-Qiu also does some great detailed beautiful woman paintings, and occasionally does some landscapes for us as well.