|You might not be aware of this, but, especially in southern China, cows are uncommon: pigs are more prevalent. Even at restaurants beef is precious: it is always served in thin slices, and, unlike restaurants in Europe or America, it is difficult to ever find a beefsteak. Often, when I am out, in the countryside, I will see a lone cow, walking or grazing by the side of the road or being led down the road by a cowherd. Thus, the cowherd, shown in this scene by Meng Liu, must be relatively rich since he owns five cows. Although the scene, from its appearance, could be anywhere, it has typical characteristics of southern China. There is a morning mist, which often covers this area of China. The region is also characterized by mountains, rolling hills, and narrow, secluded valleys, and trees grow tall and slender because it is always warm and wet. Indeed, this painting is a wonderful pictorial commentary on life in the countryside of modern China. It measures 65 cm by 80 cm. Price includes shipping of the dismantled and rolled canvas. Please call or email for further information.