Artwork Panel: 52.8cm x 97.7cm ≈ 20¾" x 38½"
Silk/Brocade: 62.3cm x 153.5cm ≈ 24½" x 60½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 71.3cm ≈ 28"
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This depicts and ancient Chinese scene of noble men playing chess. Their servant boy brews and pours tea as needed during the long game. Note: This is an ancient form of Chess from China, not western-style chess.
After the title "Playing Chess", the rest of the Chinese characters indicate the year painted (2008) and the artist's signature.
This was painted by (Shou Shi) from Guilin, China. This artist happens to also be a master calligrapher. Both his calligraphy and artwork are of excellent quality.
He happens to be a friend of artist Ou-Yang Guo-De, and was introduced to me in 2007.
We make our own handmade wall scrolls at our workshop in Beijing. Each one is carefully made with high-quality materials.
Learn more here: Asian Art Mounting Workshop.