Benevolent and Brave Warrior Guan Gong - Chinese Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 50cm x 96cm  ≈  19¾" x 37¾"

Silk/Brocade: 58.8cm x 152cm  ≈  23" x 59¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 67.8cm  ≈  26¾"

Benevolent and Brave Warrior Guan Gong - Chinese Scroll close up view

Close up view of the warrior artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll


Loyal Righteous Benevolent and Brave

This depicts the famous warrior saint, Guan Gong. The title of this piece is a Chinese proverb that described people who are loyal, righteous, benevolent and brave.

The rest of the Chinese characters indicate when this was painted (2011) and the artist's signature.

About the artist...

The artist's name is ??? (Wang Wen-Hua) who lives in the Jinan area of Shandong Province in Northern China. He specializes in traditional figure paintings and subjects like this (especially Buddhism and philosophy-related themes).

About the Art

This was painted on Chinese xuan paper (often incorrectly called "rice paper"). The artist used watercolors throughout.

After buying this from the artist in Jinan, I rolled it up in a tube, and put it in my backpack. I then took the 5-hour-train ride back to our workshop in Beijing. At the workshop, it was laminated to more sheets of xuan paper and silk brocade was added in the process of building this handmade wall scroll. See more about building handmade wall scrolls