This is guaranteed to be an old copy of the song dynasty scroll!!! 155 inches or 12 feet 11 inches, folded into a booklet tablet measuring when folded about 10.5 inches by 9 inches. These are very very rare and the Qing dynasty versions are almost impossible to find. The Spring Festival Along the River, original by Zhang Zeduan of the North Song Dynasty.
This painting is considered one of the most valuable in Chinese art history for its high level of technical quality and the liveliness with which it portrays the myriad details of urban life. It is generally interpreted as portraying the city environs of Kaifeng, the Northern Song capital, and some of the surrounding countryside. Handscrolls of Chinese Painting are traditionally viewed from right to left.
He was a native of Dongwu (present Zhucheng, Shandong). There is evidence that he was a court painter of the Northern Song Dynasty, and that in the aftermath of that dynasty's fall, his paintings were criticisms of the new dynasty. Most of what is known about Zhang Zeduan's life comes from a colophon written in 1186 by a man named Zhang Zhu.Zhang Zeduan's most famous painting is Along the River During Ching Ming Festival, a wide handscroll which depicts life in a city. A popular remake of the painting was made in the 18th century, during the Qing Dynasty. The ends of the scroll as shown in the pics are a faded bluish gray , borders is also a dark brown brocade Silk paper (woven -under magnification) fabric. Backing of artwork is a layer of brownish cream colored silk or parchment, perhaps rice paper, see pics. This is not a modern reproduction. The attention to detail and the fabric, are all very old. This is not my area of expertise and, of course, can't read the characters, so please ask for close up pictures if you are genuinely interested, so you can make a determination as to its true worth to you. This is guaranteed to be the scroll that is pictured and guaranteed to be Antique. The detail is just mind boggling, i cant imagine the number of hours it took to hand draw this many many many years ago!! The pictures do not do this piece justice!!
This is a very old piece the backing of the fabric is mottled with age and a little bit warped but still in good condition for the age. 12 feet 11 inches length x 10.5 inches in width.
Please i will be happy to send more pics to you if you are so inclined. The courier will personally bring it to your confirmed address! For your signature of receipt.
All my items are guaranteed to be as pictured. Before you return any item you must notify me and get an acceptance that I will receive it. Thanks Chistick's Couture and Collections. The item "Antique Song Dynasty's Ching Ming Festival 12.9 Feet Scroll" is in sale since Monday, July 25, 2011. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Paintings & Scrolls".
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