Going Up to the River On Qingming Day - Bridge Scene (清明上河圖, Pinyin: Qing Ming Shang He Tu), Reproduction, Chinese Handscroll Painting
Artist: Originally by Zhang Zeduan (Song Dynasty, ca.1085–1145); reproduction by Qiu Ying of Ming Dynasty.
Included: Set of Six Metal Plates Depicting Sections of the Painting
Scroll Size: 51 L x 12 W (In.)
Package Size: 15 1/4 L x 5 W x 5 H (In.)
This is the enlarged bridge scene of the original painting. The original painting is considered by some to be the best known Chinese traditional painting. 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 Qingming 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 and is regarded as one of Class I National Treasures.
This reproduction of the Song original painting comes with a set of six metalplates with carvings depicting different sections of the painting. This item is perfect for display in a living room or study.