Old Men Playing Chinese Chess Painting

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 98.3cm x 53cm  ≈  38¾" x 20¾"

Silk/Brocade Border: 118.3cm x 63cm  ≈  46½" x 24¾"


Playing Chess

This depicts men playing Chess (actually they are playing Weiqi, an ancient game of strategy).

The title of this roughly translates as "Pair [Playing] Chess". The "pair" refers to the couple of men playing in this painting. After the title, the rest of the Chinese characters indicate the year painted (2008) and the artist's signature.

About the artist...

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.