Clear River and Pine Trees - Chinese Landscape Print Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 63cm x 127.5cm  ≈  24¾" x 50¼"

Silk/Brocade: 72cm x 183cm  ≈  28¼" x 72"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 81cm  ≈  31¾"

Clear River and Pine Trees - Chinese Landscape Print Wall Scroll close up view

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


Clear River Pine Trees

This is a reproduction of an ancient mountain scene. The original artwork dates back to the early-1500s. I believe the original is in the possession of the National Museum in Taipei. Surely it is not for sale, but the price would be in the $70,000 range if it was. This reproduction is about $69,900 cheaper.

The title is 清溪松蔭圖 which means clear/pure stream/river pine trees picture.

The original artist was Tang Yin (唐寅,1470–1524), better known by his courtesy name Tang Bohu (唐伯虎). He was a Chinese scholar, painter, calligrapher, and poet of the Ming Dynasty whose life story has become a part of Chinese folklore. More about him at the The Chinese Online Museum

There is also a long ancient poem written along the top of the artwork. The poem text is 長松百尺蔭清溪,倒影波間勢轉低。恰似春雷未驚蟄,髯龍頭角暫皤泥。
This is hard to translate but suffice to say, it's a poem written in classical Chinese about pine trees, mountains, rivers, and one's experience with all three.

The special handmade tea-stained paper gives this a lovely antique look. Even though this is a partial print that is finished with some handwork, each one is unique because of the handwork and mottling in the handmade paper.