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南宋 佚名 明皇幸蜀圖 軸
Emperor Xuanzong's Flight to Shu

Artist:
Unidentified Artist Chinese, active mid-12th century
Period:
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
Date:
mid-12th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk
Dimensions:
Image: 44 3/4 × 32 5/8 in. (113.7 × 82.9 cm) Overall with mounting: 95 1/2 × 54 in. (242.6 × 137.2 cm) Overall with knobs: 57 1/2 × 95 1/2 in. (146.1 × 242.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.138
Not on view
In 745, after thirty-three years of able rule, the Tang emperor Xuanzong (r. 712–56) fell in love with the concubine Yang Guifei and became indifferent to his duties. When Yang’s favorite general, An Lushan, rebelled in 755, she was blamed. Forced to flee from the capital at Xi’an to the safety of Shu (Sichuan Province), the emperor was confronted by mutinous troops demanding the execution of his lover. Reluctantly assenting, Xuanzong looked on in horror and shame and abdicated soon after. This painting depicts the somber imperial entourage after the execution. While the accoutrements of the figures
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