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The Kangxi Emperor Scroll | In Conversation with Phoenix Art Museum Prof. Claudia Brown


‘The Kangxi Emperor’s Southern Inspection Tour’ is an ingenious creation depicting the lives and lands of 17th century Southern China. Part of an original monumental work comprising 12 scrolls, Scroll VI was cut into seven fragments and separated in the early 20th century. Professor Claudia Brown, custodian of the seventh fragment of Scroll VI at Phoenix Art Museum, discusses this masterful artwork with Sotheby’s Chairman Kevin Ching. Learn how the scroll was created and discover the hidden meaning behind the colours and characters. As the centrepiece of our ‘Fine Classical Chinese Paintings’ (8 October | Hong Kong) pre-sale exhibition, Sotheby’s will unveil this precious and prized treasure to the public for the first time in over a century.

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