Chinese Calligraphy Sheet Paper, Ode on Leisurely Living, Zhao Mengfu

  • Product Code: 4718022738479
  • Size: 18 x 13 x 1.5 cm ±5%
  • Material: Paper
  • Weight: 82 g



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 Ch'eng Chu-fu was commanded by the Yuan emperor to seek out the reclusive scholars from the former Sung, and he returned to the emperor with Chao Meng-fu. Chao then served as scholar in the Han-lin Academy. He was later enfeoffed as the Duke of Wei and was posthumously granted the title of Wen-min. Chao was a master of painting and calligraphy, and his poetry and prose were excellent. By the end of the Sung dynasty, there were few new calligraphic innovations. Chao advocated a return to antiquity and exerted profound influence on later generations. Chao's calligraphy underwent several changes. In his early years he imitated the style of Sung emperor Kao-tsung, during his middle period he studied the styles of Chung Yu, Wang Hsi-chih, and Wang hsien-chih, and in his late years he followed the style of Li Pei-hai. This fu poem is a work of Chao's late years. The structure of the characters are orderly, and the space between lines appears very open, demonstrating the deep influence of Li Pei-hai.


The creativity of this item is inspired by National Palace Museum's collection, "Ode on Leisurely Living, Zhao Mengfu, Yuan Dynasty", 16 sheets includes.
The picture has gone through high resolution image processing and professional color management, and been printed on the high-quality art paper to reproduce the original warm texture and delicate colors.
Each item comes with National Palace Museum's security label in order to confirm the product quality and authorization.

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