This hanging scroll of Yang Yuhuan, a Tang Dynasty Royal Consort, as attributed to Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), is both rare and skilfully executed. Its painting subject is based upon the of-quoted love story between Li Longji, the Tang Emperor Xuanzong, and his royal consort and soul-mate, Yang Yuhuan.
The painting portrays Yang, before ascending to Heave on her white horse, awaits to see her lover Emperor Xuanzong the last time. She looks beautiful but terribly sad. According to the inscription, the portrait of Yang Yuhuan is painted in the style of a noted Song Dynasty artist Li Gonglin. Li Gonglin's painting style of Yang are originally mentioned in their writings by Han Zicang and Hu Tiaoxi, two men of letters of the Northern Song.
Size of Painting:
45 X 13 inches
114.3 X 33 cm
Ink & Color on Paper
Inscribed and signed with two artist seals.
It is from a New York family collection.