Emperor Hui-tsung: Poem

Sung Dynasty / handscroll / ink on silk

Emperor Hui-tsung (1082-1135), whose family name was Chao and given name was Chi, was the eleventh son of the Sung Emperor Shen-tsung. Hui-tsung, well known as a literati emperor devoted to prose and poetry, was skilled in calligraphy and painting. He was talented in human figure and bird-and-flower paintings, and showed prominence in the vivid depiction of figures. He fully demonstrated his preeminent talent for the three accomplishments of poetry, calligraphy and painting in this work, on which he inscribed a pentasyllabic verse in the shou-chin ("slender gold") style.
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C31 Ink on Silk 27.7cm x 340.0cm
10.9in x 133.9in
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