Yang Wenqing (Chinese, B. 1951) “Shouxi Lake Garden” Signed lower right. Watercolor on Rice Paper. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation.
Shouxi Lake is located in the western suburbs of Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province. The 5-kilometer-long lake is a famous scenic spot of the city. As the lake is narrow and long compared with the West Lake in Hangzhou and beautiful in its own way, it is called Shouxi Lake, which means “slender west lake.” The lake was formed with crisscrossing rivers. Later, buildings were constructed by adopting the techniques of Chinese garden design. Along the lake are both natural scenes and gardens of unique Yangzhou style, creating a piece of landscape painting. The most famous scenes are the 24 bridges including Great Rainbow Bridge and Five Pavilion Bridge.
Image Size: 12 x 14 in.
Overall Size: 16 x 20 in