Peace Reigns over the River (Qīngmíng Shànghétú 清明上河图)

Catherine PAGANI

Detail of Peace Reigns over the River. Although it now hangs in Beijing’s Palace Museum, the painting is a handscroll and would have been viewed in an intimate setting: When unfurled from right to left it would reveal shoulder-length sections of the painting at a time.

The twelfth-century painted handscroll known as Qingming shanghe tu (Peace Reigns over the River; previously known as Qingming Festival on the River) is considered to….

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