Five-colored Parakeet on Blossoming Apricot Tree

Full Title: 
五色鸚鵡圖卷; Five-colored Parakeet on Blossoming Apricot Tree
Culture: 
Materials: 
ink and colors on silk
Dimensions: 
53.3 cm (height) x 125.1 cm (width)
Notes: 
The handscroll combines the painting of the bird and blossoming tree branches with a calligraphic section on the right side of the scroll executed in Huizong's distinctive slender-gold calligraphy and with his signature. The inscription consists of a brief preface and a poem describing the circumstances that lead to the production of the painting.
Repository Accession Number: 
33.364
Rights: 
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund
Description Source: 
University of Chicago Center for the Art of East Asia
Scrolls Project ID: 
728 341