Xuande Emperor 宣德帝

1399-1435 China/Emperor of the Ming Dynasty and Painter

 

Brief Biography-Xuande Emperor was the only Emperor deemed a true artist, and his preference was for painting animals. His reign was considered the golden age of the Ming Dynasty. The magnificent Departure Herald Scroll, twenty-six meters long, going right to left, is in the National Palace Museum in Taipei City. A companion scroll called the Return Clearing is thirty meters long; it goes from the left to the right. They are about a procession to and from the imperial tombs of the Ming Dynasty Emperors, beginning at the Peking City gate.

 

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Departure Herald
-Scroll Image-

Departure Herald

Imperial Pro of
Huang Quan Bird

Imperial Pro of Huang Quan Bird

Wealth and
Prosperity in a Pot

Wealth and Prosperity in a Pot

Ming Emperor
Xuande Playing Golf

Ming Emperor Xuande Playing Golf

Three Yang
Goates

Three Yang-Goates-Auspicious Start to the New Year

Gibbons
at Play

Gibbons at Play

Poem on
Winter Warmth-

Poem on Winter Warmth in a Palace Garden