Three National Treasures of Chinese Classic Calligraphy and Scroll Paintings (Reproduction on Silk Scrolls)
A collection of the three best known ancient Chinese art works, one calligraphy and two scroll paintings:
- Going Up to the River on Qing Ming Day 清明上河图, 88 1/2 in. long, 10 1/4 in. width.
Perhaps the best known Chinese classic painting, originally by Zhang Zeduan (Song Dynasty, ca.1085–1145). It captures the daily life of the residents and the landscape of the Song capital, Bianjing (now City of Kaifeng, Hunan Province), from the Northern Song. Successive scenes of the scroll depict a variety of festival activities in celebration of Qing Ming Day in early spring. The painting is well known for its detailed revelation of the lifestyle of all levels of the Northern Song society, both rich and poor, in the city and the country, with glimpses of the clothing and architecture common at the time. The Song original painting is presently kept in Museum of Forbidden City in Beijing.
- Lan Ting Xu (Preface to Orchid Pavilion 兰亭序) 86 1/2 in. long, 10 1/4 in. width
One of the most well-known traditional Chinese calligraphy scripts of all times, an essay written and calligraphed by Wang Xizhi (Wang Hsi-chih 王羲之) in 353 AD. The text of the script describes the natural scenery of the mountains and streams surrounding Lan Ting ("Orchid Pagoda"). The author reflected his life by contrasting the beautiful and ever-changing nature and the vastness of the universe with the tediousness and shortness of one’s life and his surroundings. The calligraphy script exemplifies the elegance of Wang Xizhi's freely expressive calligraphy strokes.
- Dwelling in Mt. Fu Chun (富春山居图 Fu Chun Shan Ju Tu）, Artist: Huang Gongwang (黄公望, ca. 1269 -1354 AD), completed ca. 1350 AD, 84 1/2 in. long, 10 1/4 in. width.
One of the best known Chinese classic brush-ink landscape scroll paintings from Yuan Dynasty. The painting depicts a panoramic view of the mountainous landscape on the bank of Fu Chun River in Zhejiang, China. Reproduction of an original currently housed in the National Forbidden City Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.
- Reproduction printed on silk/lining
- Solid wood anchor rods
- Deluxe brief case-type housing box (17 in. long, 12 5/8 in. width, 3 1/2 height)
- Set of nine retanglar steel/metal plates (scroll weight) depicting different sections of the calligraphy and the two paintings