Emperor Minghuang Teaching Yang Gueifei to Play the Flute

Emperor Minghuang Teaching Yang Gueifei to Play the Flute

late 1400s-early 1500s

Choryusai

(Japanese)

Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

Overall: 188 x 63.5 cm (74 x 25 in.); Painting only: 91 x 45.2 cm (35 13/16 x 17 13/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1987.36

Description

Minghuang, a prominent emperor of Tang (618-906) China and his consort, Yang Gueifei, have inspired many legends, paintings, and poetry in later Chinese culture. Through the study of Chinese literature and the collecting of Chinese paintings, tales of their lives and romance became well-known in Muromachi Japan.

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