Chen Rong (painter)

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Chen Rong
Born 陳容
Died 1266
Known for Nine Dragons
Notable work Nine Dragons
Nine Dragons handscroll section by Chen Rong, 1244 CE, Chinese Song Dynasty at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Chen Rong (simplified Chinese: 陈容; traditional Chinese: 陳容; pinyin: Chén Róng; Wade–Giles: Ch'en Jung; ca. 1200–1266)[1] was a painter of the Southern Song Dynasty celebrated for his depictions of dragons. The Nine Dragons handscroll in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, bearing a date of 1244, is attributed to Chen.[2]


Full handscroll Nine Dragons


  1. ^ Barnhart, R. M. et al. (1997). Three thousand years of Chinese painting. New Haven, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-07013-6. Page 372. Chen Rong's style name was Suoweng (所翁)
  2. ^ Nine Dragon's Scroll