Thatched Cottage - Ancient Landscape Print Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 62cm x 130cm  ≈  24½" x 51¼"

Silk/Brocade: 71cm x 186.5cm  ≈  28" x 73½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 80cm  ≈  31½"

Thatched Cottage - Ancient Landscape Print Wall Scroll close up view

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


Thatched Cottage

This is a reproduction of an ancient mountain cottage scene. The original artwork dates back to the early-1500s. The original is in the possession of the Shanghai Provincial Museum. It is not for sale, but the price would be in the $80,000 range if it was. This reproduction is about $79,900 cheaper - lol.

The title is 茅屋風清圖 which means "Wind-Blown Thatched Cottage Picture" or "Thatched Hut in the Clear Wind 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

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.