Other Painting in National Palace Museum
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of paintings from the Song dynasty! Here you can explore some of the most beautiful and intricate works of art from this period. We have a variety of different paintings on display here, including The Red Cliff, Pasturing Horses, A Palace Concert, Herd of Deer in an Autumnal Grove, Early Snow on the River and Storied Mountains and Dense Forests. These are all masterpieces that show us how people interacted with nature during this time period. Come take a look at these incredible works of art today!
1. The Red Cliff
This painting is unsigned, but it is believed to be by Wu Yuan-chih, a famous scholar who excelled at landscape painting during the time of Emperor Chang-tsung.
2. Pasturing Horses
This work, the third leaf in the album "Collected Treasures of Famous Paintings," shows a groom riding on a white horse side-by-side leading a black steed. On the painting is an inscription by the Song dynasty emperor Huizong (1082-1135) that reads, "
3. A Palace Concert
This painting depicts ten ladies of the inner court sitting around a large rectangular table. Some of the ladies are enjoying tea, while others are drinking wine. The four figures at the far end of the table are responsible for playing music and livening up the atmosphere.
4. Herd of Deer in an Autumnal Grove
This painting shows a bunch of deer playing and relaxing in a forest of maple trees with some white birch trees mixed in. You can tell it's autumn by all of the leaves on the ground and in the trees. The deer look like they're having a blast, frolicking around in the leaves.
5. Early Snow on the River
This handscroll painting is by Student Chao K'an of the Southern T'ang. It has a landscape that goes from right to left, with an inscription at the beginning by the Southern T'ang emperor Li Yü.
6. Storied Mountains and Dense Forests
Chu-jan was a monk who specialized in painting the southern scenery of Kiangnan.