According to the colophon by Wen Chia, Chou Yu-shun of Kun-shan asked Wen Cheng-ming to calligraph The Heart Sutra for him and Chiu Ying to paint an accompanying picture. Chiu Ying lived in Soochow. H..
Zhao Meng-fu (style name Tzu-ang; sobriquet Sung-hsueh tao-jen) was a native of Wu-hsing, Chekiang. After the fall of the Sung dynasty, Chao lived at home and studied diligently. The Attendant Censor ..
Emperor Huizong (personal name Zhao Ji) was good at calligraphy and painting, being masterful in all the subjects of landscapes, figures, and birds-and-flowers. In calligraphy, the brush force in his ..
Su Shi, a native of Meishan in Sichuan, passed the civil service examinations and became a Presented Scholar in 1057. Renowned for his literary talents, he was equally gifted at poetry, painting, and ..