Hong Kong Palace Museum | The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Stories Untold — Figure Paintings of the Ming Dynasty from the Palace Museum

Map

Hong Kong Palace Museum

West Kowloon Cultural District, 8 Museum Drive, Kowloon


Mon, Wed, Thu & Sun
10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Fri, Sat & Public Holiday
10:00 am – 08:00 pm | Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) & the first two days of the Lunar New Year
2022-2023 web-accessibility.hk GOLD Award

Copyright © Hong Kong Palace Museum. All rights reserved

Important notice
Home Exhibitions

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Stories Untold — Figure Paintings of the Ming Dynasty from the Palace Museum

Gallery 4
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Stories Untold — Figure Paintings of the Ming Dynasty from the Palace Museum
Gallery 4

The thematic exhibition of the Hong Kong Palace Museum “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Stories Untold — Figure Paintings of the Ming Dynasty from the Palace Museum” is the first ever exhibition of historical Chinese figure paintings in Hong Kong. The exhibition has carefully selected 81 sets (97 pieces) of the exquisite surviving works by around 60 Ming dynasty painters from the Palace Museum collection, among which 14 sets (16 pieces) are national grade-one cultural relics. The paintings will be shown in four rotations, with about 20 on display in each rotation for around three months. The paintings in each rotation are thoughtfully divided into groups to showcase the artistic pursuits and achievements of court painters, literati painters, and professional painters from the early, middle, and late periods of the Ming dynasty. It will unveil fascinating stories about the painters and the painted and show the multifaceted lives and spiritual world of people living in Ming dynasty. The paintings and the stories about them will deepen visitors’ understanding of traditional Chinese paintings, Chinese history, and Chinese culture.

This exhibition is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Palace Museum and the Palace Museum. It is solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

Jointly organised by

HKPM Palace Museum

 

Solely sponsored by:

HKJC

 

Disclaimer: In no event shall the Funder have any liability of any kind to any person or entity arising from or related to any actions taken or not taken as a result of any of the contents herein.

Amusements in the Xuande Emperor’s Palace

Unidentified court artist
Amusements in the Xuande Emperor’s Palace
Ming dynasty, mid- to late 15th century
Handscroll, ink and colour on silk
© Palace Museum

Highlighted objects

Emperor Taizu Calling on Zhao Pu on a Snowy Night

Emperor Taizu Calling on Zhao Pu on a Snowy Night

Liu Jun (active mid- to late 15th century)
Emperor Taizu Calling on Zhao Pu on a Snowy Night
Ming dynasty, mid- to late 15th century
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk
© Palace Museum

Emperor Taizu Calling on Zhao Pu on a Snowy Night

Emperor Taizu Calling on Zhao Pu on a Snowy Night

Liu Jun (active mid- to late 15th century)
Emperor Taizu Calling on Zhao Pu on a Snowy Night
Ming dynasty, mid- to late 15th century
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk
© Palace Museum

Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion

Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion

Wen Zhengming (1470–1559)
Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion
Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, 1542
Handscroll, ink and colour on gold paper
© Palace Museum

Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion

Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion

Wen Zhengming (1470–1559)
Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion
Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, 1542
Handscroll, ink and colour on gold paper
© Palace Museum

The Tree in the Wind

The Tree in the Wind

Tang Yin (1470–1524)
The Tree in the Wind
Ming dynasty, early 16th century
Handscroll, ink on paper
© Palace Museum

The Tree in the Wind

The Tree in the Wind

Tang Yin (1470–1524)
The Tree in the Wind
Ming dynasty, early 16th century
Handscroll, ink on paper
© Palace Museum

Illustration of Tributaries

Illustration of Tributaries

Qiu Ying (about 1494–1552)
Illustration of Tributaries
Ming dynasty, mid-16th century
Handscroll, ink and colour on silk
© Palace Museum

Illustration of Tributaries

Illustration of Tributaries

Qiu Ying (about 1494–1552)
Illustration of Tributaries
Ming dynasty, mid-16th century
Handscroll, ink and colour on silk
© Palace Museum

Confucius, Laozi, and Buddhist Arhat

Confucius, Laozi, and Buddhist Arhat

Ding Yunpeng (1547–after 1628)
Confucius, Laozi, and Buddhist Arhat
Ming dynasty, late 16th or early 17th century
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
© Palace Museum

Confucius, Laozi, and Buddhist Arhat

Confucius, Laozi, and Buddhist Arhat

Ding Yunpeng (1547–after 1628)
Confucius, Laozi, and Buddhist Arhat
Ming dynasty, late 16th or early 17th century
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
© Palace Museum

Rotation 1: December 13, 2023 – March 10, 2024
Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Unidentified court artist
Amusements in the Xuande Emperor’s Palace
Tang Yin (1470–1524)
Appreciating Plum Blossoms
Ding Yunpeng (1547–after 1628)
Confucius, Laozi, and Buddhist Arhat
Unidentified court artist
Seated Portrait of Prince Xing Xian
Zhang Ling (about 1470–before 1511)
Scholar in the Autumn Woods
Chen Hongshou (1598–1652)
Children Worshipping the Buddha
Unidentified court artist
Portrait of Zhao Hongyin
Zhou Guan (active mid-15th–early 16th century)
Admiring Lanterns and Composing Poetry
Yuan Shangtong (1590–after 1661)
New Year’s Day Celebration
Liu Jun (active mid- to late 15th century)
Song Emperor Taizu Calling on
Zhao Pu on a Snowy Night
Wen Zhengming (1470–1559)
Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion
Chen Guan (about 1563–1639)
Portrait of Junshi (Li Rihua)
Dai Jin (1388–1462)
Zhong Kui Travelling in the Night
Qiu Ying (about 1494–1552)
Stories of Legends
Cui Zizhong (1594–1644)
Fishermen
Zhu Bang (active mid- to late 15th century)
Three Daoist Immortals (Li Tieguai,
Han Zhongli, Lü Dongbin)
Song Xu (1525–after 1606)
Immortal’s Abode at Dongshan
Li Changchun (active 17th century)
Portrait of Cheng Fang
Zhang Lu (about 1464–1538)
Ning Qi Herding an Ox
Zhang Han (1510–1593)
Illustrations of Official Accomplishments
Rotation 2: March 13 – June 2, 2024
Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Unidentified court artist
Xuande Emperor Watching Quails Fighting
Zhou Yong (1476–1547)
Immortal of Sweeping Flowers
Li Shida (active mid-16th–early 17th century)
New Year’s Day Celebration in the Village
Zhu Zhanji (1399–1435)
Zhuge Liang Takes His Ease
Lu Zhi (1496–1576)
Bamboo Grove in the Summer
Wu Bin (active 1573–1620)
Portrait of the Buddha
Unidentified court artist
Portrait of Song Emperor Huizong
Li Cuilan (active mid- to late 16th century)
Episodes of Tao Yuanming’s Life
Chen Hongshou (1598–1652)
Ladies Singing and Playing a String Instrument
Wang E (active late 15th–early 16th century)
Searching for Plum Blossoms in the Snow
Tang Yin (1470–1524)
The Tree in the Wind
Chen Hongshou (1598–1652),
Chen Yuyin (active mid-17th century),
Yan Zhan (active early to mid-17th century)
Inquiring of the Way
Zhu Duan (active late 15th–early 16th century)
Tigers Leaving the Hongnong Commandery
Qiu Ying (about 1494–1552)
The Orchid Pavilion
Fang Zong (active early to mid-17th century)
Lady Wenji Returns to Her Homeland
Zhang Lu (about 1464–1538)
Phoenix and Female Immortal
Unidentified artist
Portrait of Wang Ao with His Own Inscription
Zhang Hong (1577–after 1652)
Performing Acrobatic Acts
Peng Shunqing (active 16th century)
Nine Elders of Mount Xiang
Zhou Chen (about 1460–1535)
Figures
Rotation 3: June 5 – September 1, 2024
Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Unidentified court artist
Seated Portrait of Emperor Guangzong
Du Jin (active 1465–1509)
Inscribing on Bamboo
Ding Yunpeng (1547–after 1628)
Resting in the Pine Ravine
Lü Wenying (1421–1510), Lü Ji
(about 1439–1505)
Birthday Gathering in the Bamboo Garden
Unidentified artist
Portrait of Shen Zhou
Chen Hongshou (1598–1652)
Appreciating a Painting
Unidentified court artist
Portrait of Song Emperor Yingzong
You Qiu (active 16th century)
Eight Scholars Indulging in Wine
Shi Zhong (active early to mid-17th century)
Portrait of Li Liufang
Ji Sheng (active 15th century)
Knick-knack Peddler
Qiu Ying (about 1494–1552)
Illustration of Tributaries
Cui Zizhong (1594–1644)
Li Bai Collecting Clouds
Dai Jin (1388–1462)
Inquiring the Way at the Grotto-Heavens
Unidentified artist
Portrait of Shen Lian
Li Lin (1558–after 1635)
Ox-Herding
Wu Wei (1459–1508)
An Immortal Admiring a Scroll
Huang Chen (active mid- to late 16th century)
Floating Wine Cups Down a Winding Stream
Zhang Hong (1577–after 1652)
Chang Gate Congested with Boats
Jiang Song (active 16th century)
Reminiscing One’s Hometown
Luo Wenrui (active mid- to late 16th century)
Portraits of Five Virtuous Men after Zhao Mengfu
Li Shida (active mid-16th–early 17th century)
Arhats
Rotation 4: September 4 – November 30, 2024
Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Unidentified court artist
Seated Portrait of Emperor Xizong
Shen Shuo (active early to mid-17th century)
Admiring the Waterfall
Yuan Shangtong (1590–after 1661)
Chang Gate Congested with Boats at Dawn
Artist with the surname Ding (active early
16th century)
Gathering of Five Officials
You Qiu (active 16th century)
Appreciating Antiques
Wu Bin (active 1573–1620)
Bodhisattva
Unidentified artist
Portrait of Wen Tianxiang
Unidentified artist
Elegant Gathering in the Western Garden
Chen Hongshou (1598–1652)
Drunk Yang Shen with Flowers on His Head
Wang Zhongyu (active late 14th century)
Portrait of Tao Yuanming
Qiu Ying (about 1494–1552)
Auspicious Omens Leading to the Song
Emperor Gaozong’s Reign
Zeng Jing (1564–1647)
Portrait of Ge Zhenfu (Ge Yilong)
Ni Duan (active mid- to late 15th century)
Inviting Pang Degong
Zhou Chen (about 1460–1535)
Tang Emperor Minghuang Roaming the Moon Palace
Li Shida (active mid-16th–early 17th century)
Three Laughs at Tiger Brook
Wang Zhao (active early to mid-16th century)
Child Shepherd and Rams
Tang Yin (1470–1524)
Wang Ao Coming Out of Seclusion to Resume Office
Unidentified artist (Attributed to Qiu Ying)
Along the River During the Qingming Festival
Shi Wen (active late 15th–early 16th century)
Waiting for the Moon on an Anchored Boat
Qian Gu (1509–after 1579)
Stories from the Records of the Grand Historian

Explore Chinese art and culture through a new lens

Plan your visit

Stay connected

  • Stay tuned for upcoming events and other Museum news
  • Receive updates about your areas of interest
Top
Hong Kong Palace Museum
Map

Hong Kong Palace Museum

West Kowloon Cultural District, 8 Museum Drive, Kowloon


Mon, Wed, Thu & Sun
10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Fri, Sat & Public Holiday
10:00 am – 08:00 pm | Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) & the first two days of the Lunar New Year