The Cold Food Observance, Su Shi, Northern Song, Giclée

  • Product Code: 4718008792075
  • Size: 34.2 x 199.5 cm ±5%
  • Default white border: Plus four sides of the heart 1 cm
  • Material: Rice Paper
  • Weight: 439 g


Tags: Original size and media, Calligraphy


Su Shi (style name Zizhan) was a native of Meishan in Sichuan better known by his sobriquet Dongpo. He excelled at poetry and prose, painting, and calligraphy, being grouped with Cai Xiang, Huang Tingjian, and Mi Fu as one of the Four Masters of Northern Song calligraphy. In 1079 Su Shi was living in exile in Huangzhou (Huanggang, Hubei). On the Cold Food Festival in the fourth month of his third year there he was inspired by the change in seasons to comment on the difficulties of life and the frustrations in his official career, composing" Two Poems on the Cold Food Observance in Rain," which he later transcribed in calligraphy as this handscroll. The dramatic ups and downs of Su Shi's emotions in his poetry were transformed into a flood of ink wandering about the paper with leaning forms here and there in a bold and unrestrained manner. This handscroll has circulated for more than 900 years from the Song dynasty to the present, with later generations praising it as the best example of Su Shi's surviving calligraphy.


All Giclée are developed on high-quality rice paper with nanotechnology inks guaranteed by original manufacturers. Passed Weathering Test: resistant to moisture, temperature difference and light pollution.
Each item comes with a warranty card which describes detailed product information in Chinese, English and Japanese. Customers of different countries can better understand the features and introduction of the products.
Each item comes with National Palace Museum's security label in order to confirm the product quality and authorization.

Hardcover magnetic button box

The design is based on international boutique-class packaging to create a hand-made hardcover magnetic button box. The box is wrapped with art paper that has import material feeling. On the surface of the paper, three-dimensional bronzing treatment is applied to give a mature, restraining, and fashionable style. 
When you open the box, specifically tailor-made design of its internal space allows the picture to sit properly inside and will not be damaged any during transportation. The box is quite handy and convenient for transportation.

Packing size : 7.5×7.3×41cm
Appendix : Warranty Card

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