Li Cheng: A Solitary Temple amid Clearing Peaks

Sung Dynasty / hanging scroll / ink and light color on silk

Li Cheng (919-967), Hsien-hsi by style name, was a native of Ying-chiu, Shantung province. He was a descendant of the Tang imperial household, but instead of realizing the objective of entering government services, devoted himself to poetry, wine, the chin zither and painting. He is renowned to have brought North Chinese landscape painting to completion, and his works, in which the ping-yang ("flat and distance") landscape style was brought to utmost refinement, renderment of landscape painting thereafter. This work is a rare masterpiece conveying to this day the golden era of landscape painting of the Northern Sung dynasty.
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Hanging Scroll
No. Media Picture Size Hanging Scroll Size Price Shipping Purchase
P103 Ink/color
on Silk
110.5cm x 55.7cm
43.5in x 21.9in
187.0cm x 67.7cm
73.6in x 26.7in
$715 $60
Sheet
No. Media Picture Size Sheet Size Price Shipping Purchase
P103s Ink/color
on Silk
110.5cm x 55.7cm
43.5in x 21.9in
110.5cm x 55.7cm
43.5in x 21.9in
$325 $25

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