Loyalty & Righteousness for 1000 Years - Chinese Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 49.3cm x 98.4cm  ≈  19½" x 38¾"

Silk/Brocade: 58cm x 153.7cm  ≈  22¾" x 60½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 67cm  ≈  26¼"

Loyalty & Righteousness for 1000 Years - Chinese Scroll close up view

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


Loyalty and Righteousness for a Thousand Years

This depicts the famous warrior saint, Guan Gong or Guan Yu. The title of this piece is 忠義千秋 (Zhōng yì qiān qiū) and translates as, "Loyalty and Righteousness for a Thousand Years".

The rest of the Chinese characters indicate when this was painted (2011) and the artist's signature.

About the artist...

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).

About the Art

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