Xu Daoning: 23 interesting facts

Xu Daoning (simplified Chinese: 许道宁; traditional Chinese: 許道寧; pinyin: Xǔ Dàoníng; Wade–Giles: Hsü Tao-ning) (c. 970–1051/53) was a Chinese painter of the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1279) from Chang’an (now Xi’an) or Hejian (河间 now Hebei). He started out activity by selling medicine prescriptions in Kaifeng. While selling prescriptions, he also began painting birds scenes in the style of Li Cheng. After gaining popularity he took taking place painting murals for Chinese nobles. His most notable work is Fishermen’s Evening Song (ca. 1049).

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