Li Yung's Yueh-lu Temple Stele rubbing
Sung dynasty (A.D. 960 1279)
Rubbing. Semi-cursive script. Album. 25.6 x 13.2 cm
Li Yung (A.D. 678 747), whose style name was T'ai-ho, was a native of Chiang-tu in Kiangsu province. He served as governor of Pei-hai under Emperor Hsuan-tsung, and consequently became known as Li Pei-hai. He was skilled at both semi-cursive and "grass" script. By nature an enthusiast untrammeled by convention, he was eventually executed by the corrupt Prime Minister Li Lin-fu during the reign of Hsuan-tsung.
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