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ATTRIBUTED TO SONG RUZHI (ACTIVE CIRCA 1206-1264)
ATTRIBUTED TO SONG RUZHI (ACTIVE CIRCA 1206-1264)

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ATTRIBUTED TO SONG RUZHI (ACTIVE CIRCA 1206-1264)

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Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk
130.2 x 71.8 cm. (51 1/4 x 28 1/4 in.)
Signed: Song Ruzhi, with two seals of the artist: Song Ru Zhi Yin, Bi Yun
Two collectors' seals, including:
Xiang Yuanbian (1525-1590): Xiang Mo Lin Fu Mi Ji Zhi Yin; and
one illegible seal

Note:
Song Ruzhi, sobriquet name Biyun, was a native of Qiantang. He was a Daoist monk, and painted in the Southern Song Imperial Academy during the reign of Emperor Lizhong (reigned 1206-1264). He did not serve as a court painter in the Yuan court after the Mongol invasion and retreated into a monastry, Kaiyuan guan. For brief biography, see Zhongguo Meishujia Renming Cidian, Shanghai Renmin Meishu Chubanseh, 1981, p.1191

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