Two poems in five and seven-syllable verse

Emperor Hui-tsung (A.D. 1082 1135), Sung dynasty (A.D. 960-1279) Ink on paper.
Slender gold script. Handscroll. 33,2 x 63.0 cm

Emperor Hui-tsung was well-versed in the arts, excelling in both painting and calligraphy. In calligraphy he developed a highly individualized and very elegant style known as "slender gold," a style which became much admired.

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