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"Sangu Cao Lu Tu" axis, Ming, Dai Jintu, silk, color, 172.2 cm vertical, 107 cm horizontal.
Money Department: "Jing'an". Jun "Jing'an".
The picture depicts the well-known story of Liu Bei's visit to Zhuge Liang in Sangu Maolu. Characters are vividly and meticulously depicted, such as Liu Bei's respectful manner, Zhang Fei's dark face and Wufu-like standing posture. Character dynamics are mastered very accurately. Painting hills and stones with a big axe, long pine branches, clearly inherited the painting style of Ma Yuan in the Southern Song Dynasty, with a simple and vigorous brush. The overall picture is elegant in ink.
In Ming Dynasty Palace paintings, there are many historical stories with the theme of "recruiting wise men", which reflects the urgency of the emperor to seek wisdom.