This is guaranteed to be an old copy of the song dynasty scroll!!! As you all know there were a limited copies of this made years ago, the original is only viewed periodically in china.Just like there is one copy of the Mona Lisa made and the rare copy of the Mona Lisa is invaluable, so is this. Prices for Asian art are sky rocketing more than the prices for contemporary artists. 1800's Song Dynasty's Ching Ming Festival 16FOOT Scroll. Ink on Silk with Hand Coloring. 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 bound sides, borders is also a dark brown brocade Silk (woven -under magnification) fabric. Backing of artwork is a layer of cream colored silk or parchment, perhaps rice paper, but heavy. This is not a modern reproduction. The attention to detail and the fabric, mounting wood and metal loop 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 worht to you. This is guaranted to be the scroll that is pictured and guaranteed to be over a 100 years old. 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 peice 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. Wood ends with original metal loop for tie, both OLD.
Tie is not original but metal loop is original. X 12 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 "Rare 1800's Song Dynasty's Ching Ming Festival 16 FOOT Scroll Rare" is in sale since Friday, January 22, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Paintings & Scrolls". The seller is "nsukkagirl" and is located in Fashion City. This item can be shipped worldwide.