7 facts about Xia Yong

Xia Yong (Chinese: 夏永; pinyin: Xià Yǒng; Wade–Giles: Hsia Yung); was a mid 14th century Chinese painter who lived during the late Yuan dynasty. His specific dates of birth and death are not known. Most of the information upon his origins comes from an inscription upon the painting of Yueyang Tower.

Xia Yong, style name “Ming Yuan” (明远), was a native of Qian Tang (钱塘, the present day Hangzhou) in the Zhejiang province. He is known for his paintings of palaces and temples. His painting style is based on that of Wang Zhenpeng.

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