Auspicious Lotus, Li Shida, Ming Dynasty, Scroll

  • Product Code: 1124718008792532
  • Size: 115.2 x 41 cm ±5%
  • Framed Size: 180 x 62 cm ±5%
  • Material: Silk
  • Weight: 1226 g


Tags: Birds and Flowers


Li Shida (style name Yanghuai) was a native of Suzhou, Jiangsu. He excelled at painting figures and did landscapes as well. According to the artist's inscription on this work, it was done in 1606 after he saw a lotus stalk with two blossoms at a friend's home. He then playfully recorded this enchantingly beautiful scene, also considered an auspicious sign. Although Li Shida claimed not to be very good at flower painting, the composition is still refined with both rock and lotuses standing tall. The leaves and rock complement each other, and the tall stalks of the double lotus and leaf take up two-thirds of the painting surface, appearing slim and graceful. The brushwork is pure and moist, with ink used to depict the rock in dark and light shades, which create complementary haloes revealing the exquisitely wrought surface of the ornamental lake rock. Vegetable green was used to paint the leaves and stalks with fluid running brushwork, the light and dark shades dissolving into each other to suggest front and back. The blossoms were done in the "baimiao" fine ink-line manner, adding to the sense of pure elegance. This type of atmosphere is rarely found in flower hanging scroll painting.


All Giclée are developed on high-quality silk 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.
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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 : 7.5×7.3×65cm
Appendix : Warranty Card

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