Spring Morning at the Palace of the Han Emperors

Unidentified artist
Formerly Attributed to Zhao Boju Chinese

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This painting, likely made in the seventeenth century, bears a fake signature of Zhao Boju, a Southern Song painter famous for his work in the blue-green landscape mode. Here, this palette is used to evoke the distant past—a picture of antiquity as a magical, distant land.

Spring Morning at the Palace of the Han Emperors, Unidentified artist (17th century), fake signature of Zhao Boju (died ca. 1162), Handscroll; ink and color on silk, China

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