Chinese Classic Calligraphy Lan Ting Xu ( 兰亭序) and Scroll Painting “Going Up to the River on Qing Ming Day” 清明上河图 (Reproduction on Silk Scrolls)
A deluxe set of the best known ancient Chinese calligraphy "Preface to Orchid Pavilion" (Lan Ting Xu 兰亭序) and the most famous ancient Chinese scroll painting "Going Up to the River on Qing Ming Day 清明上河图".
Going Up to the River on Qing Ming Day 清明上河图, 57 3/4 in. Long, 11 13/16 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) 57 3/4 in. Long, 11 13/16 Width
- One of the best 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.
Reproduction printed on silk scroll/lining
Solid wood anchor rod
Deluxe faux letter box