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The Skeleton Fantasy Show by Li Song

Skeleton Fantasy Show (骷髏幻戲圖)

Featured image: Skeleton Fantasy Show-leaf in book – ink and color on silk, 27 high x 26.3 wide cm. Located at the Palace Museum, Beijing.

Li Song (李嵩) (active 1190–1230) was a Chinese imperial court painter in the Song Dynasty. Song was born in Qian Tang (錢塘 – present-day Hangzhou). Li Song was originally a carpenter by trade but was later adopted and trained by the court painter Li Congxun (李從訓). He was known for painting human figures.

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Skeleton Fantasy Show (骷髏幻戲圖)
View of Qiantang Tide-hand scroll – ink and color on silk, 17.4 high x 83 wide cm. Located at the Palace Museum, Beijing. Qiantang was the Song Dynasty name for Hangzhou


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