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Farmer engraves famous Chinese painting on 70 meters of copperplate

(People's Daily Online)    16:56, April 21, 2016

Liu carves on the copperplate.

A farmer named Liu Shengbao from northern China's Heibei province is engraving “Riverside Scene on Tomb-Sweeping Day,” a famous Chinese painting, on copperplate, chinanews.com reported on Tuesday. It will take 70 meters of copperplate to finish the engraving.

Liu studies a copy of the painting.

Carving on copperplate is Liu’s ancestral craft. It has long been his dream to make this ambitious engraving. Currently 62 years old, Liu started the project a year ago; now he has finished more than a quarter of the scene.

Liu carves on the copperplate.

In order to manage such a large project, Liu engraves pieces of the scene on copperplate segments that are 2 meters in length and 1 meter in width. Eventually, all the segments will be connected together. So far Liu has finished 20 segments, and it will take 50 more (Liu estimates about three years) to finish the whole work.

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