Plum blossom scroll
This is an original painting, not a copy!
This painting is part of the plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum series. These 4 plants are the 'four gentlemen' in Chinese culture. They are much more than symbols for the 4 seasons, they represent the most noble character. Plum, for instance, stands for perseverance and being able to blossom even in winter, under harsh conditions.
The verses on top explains the symbol of the plum blossom. It's not a flower that boasts with its size, scents or colors, but an elegant flower that blossoms when it's hardest. It's like a noble deed.
This scroll measures 154 cm x 37 cm and the painting itself measures 90 cm x 26 cm.