‘Five Drunken Princes’ – A Rare Surviving Scroll by Master Ren Renfa


Watch as this centuries-old imperial scroll from the Yuan dynasty is brought to life. ‘Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback’ is a rare surviving work by master painter Ren Renfa (1255 – 1327), depicting a future Tang Dynasty emperor and his four brothers after a joyous night out. Kept in the imperial collection of the Qing Dynasty and transported out of the Forbidden City by the Last Emperor, Pu Yi, this masterpiece then passed through the hands of a host of prominent collectors. It is now a highlight of our upcoming auction of Fine Classical Chinese Paintings (8 October | Hong Kong).

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