南宋 楊皇后 楷書瀹雪凝酥七絕 團扇

Round fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on silk | 23.5 x 24.5cm | Early 13th century

Empress Yang Meizi

During the reign of Ningzong (1202–24), his consort, the empress Yang Meizi, was a formidable presence, both in politics and in the arts. Starting out as a young musician in the palace of Empress Wu (wife of Gaozong), Yang Meizi found favor with Ning...
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