A handscroll presents an artwork in a horizontal form. It is generally laid flat on a table so that it can be admired section by section, from right to left, as it is unrolled, as if traveling through a landscape. In this way, the format can depict a continuous narrative or journey. This handscroll, which is about 54 feet long, depicts the Yangzi River, among the longest and mightiest rivers on earth. To see the full-length painting, visit the website above and scroll to the left.