Going Up to the River On Qingming Day (清明上河圖, Qing Ming Shang He Tu), Full Length Reproduction
- 118 in. long, 11 3/4 in. height
- Full length scroll painting with solid wood anchor rods
- Antique-imitation reproduction on faux silk with durable kraft paper lining
Artists: Originally by Zhang Zeduan (Song Dynasty, ca.1085–1145); imitated by Zhao Meng Fu (赵孟頫，1254 - 1322 AD, Yuan Dynasty).
The original painting, "Going Up to the River On Qingming Day (清明上河圖)", is considered by many 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.
This reproduction is the imitation version by Zhao Meng Fu, one of the best known calligraphers and artists of Yuan Dynasty, who also calligraphed the texts accompanying the painting.
Most of the reproductions of this well-known scroll painting on today’s market only include one or two scenes of the original full length scroll painting. This reproduction is a rare, full length reproduction of the famous hand-painted scroll painting, and thus fully depicts the daily urban life and Qing Ming festivity of the ancient Chinese city as intended by the original artist in Song Dynasty,
The Song original painting is presently kept in Museum of Forbidden City in Beijing and is regarded as one of Class I National Treasures.