Artwork Panel: 49.9cm x 95.9cm ≈ 19½" x 37¾"
Silk/Brocade: 58.7cm x 151.8cm ≈ 23" x 59¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 67.7cm ≈ 26¾"
Close up view of the warrior artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This depicts the famous warrior saint known as Guan Yu or Guan Gong. The title of this piece part of a proverb describing the loyalty and the righteousness of patriotic people being as high as the sky. These eight characters are used at the titling sign for a temple dedicated to Guan Yu in Yun City, Shanxi Province.
The rest of the Chinese characters indicate when this was painted (2011) and the artist's signature.
The artist's name is (Wang Wen-Hua) who lives in the Jinan area of Shandong Province in Northern China. He specializes in traditional figure paintings and subjects like this (especially Buddhism and philosophy-related themes).
This was painted on Chinese xuan paper (often incorrectly called "rice paper"). The artist used watercolors throughout.
After buying this from the artist in Jinan, I rolled it up in a tube, and put it in my backpack. I then took the 5-hour-train ride back to our workshop in Beijing. At the workshop, it was laminated to more sheets of xuan paper and silk brocade was added in the process of building this handmade wall scroll. See more about building handmade wall scrolls