Artwork Panel: 43.5cm x 66.7cm ≈ 17" x 26¼"
Silk/Brocade: 52.6cm x 123cm ≈ 20¾" x 48½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 61.6cm ≈ 24¼"
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is the god of good luck or the saint of good fortune (his name is literally translated as "good-luck star"). You may see images of this deity during Chinese New Years around the doors and in the homes of traditional Chinese people. You can also display him on your wall with this artwork to bring good fortune to your home or business all year long.
His name is romanized as "Fu Xing" and in the older format "Fu Hsing".
The inscription reads, "持扇引福福盈門 萬事如意家業興 敬斌作", which means, "Holding the fan brings blessings and prosperity to your door, and all will go well for your family. -Jing Bin made (artist's signature).
This is a very detailed painting that is mounted to a silk wall scroll. A lot of work went into this. It actually takes the artist almost a full day to complete.
You won't be disappointed if you become the owner of this work of art. I guarantee it personally or your money back.
The artist's name is Jing Bin. He was born in Guanxi Province (southern China). His specialty is paintings of mythological and historical figures of ancient China.