Chang Lu was from K'ai-feng in Honan province and later moved to Nanking. Chang was a follower of Wu Wei, but had neither
the poor temperament nor the addictions to drink and gambling that plagued the older artist. He was a popular painter who,
like Wu, had not completed his education and so had no official status in society: thus, he frequently was subject to the
whims of high-ranking officials.
This painting depicts a well-known story about the Sung scholar, poet, and statesman Su Tung-p'o, who was banished from the
capital but who returns to the Hanlin Academy absolved and triumphant after a meeting with the empress dowager.
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
15 - early 16 century A.D.
Handscroll: ink and colors on paper
h 12 -3/4 x w 248 inches