Xu Daoning

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Fishermen's Evening Song (detail), one of Xu Daoning's most famous paintings, located in the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri

Xu Daoning (simplified Chinese: 许道宁; traditional Chinese: 許道寧; pinyin: Xǔ Dàoníng; Wade–Giles: Hsü Tao-ning) (ca. 970–1051/53) was a Chinese painter of the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1279) from Chang'an (now Xi'an) or Hejian (河间 now Hebei).[1] He started out life by selling medicine prescriptions in Kaifeng. While selling prescriptions, he also began painting nature scenes in the style of Li Cheng.[1] After gaining popularity he took up painting murals for Chinese nobles. His most notable work is Fishermen's Evening Song (ca. 1049).[2]

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  1. ^ a b Cihai: Page 382.
  2. ^ Barnhart: Page 119.


  • Ci hai bian ji wei yuan hui (辞海编辑委员会). Ci hai (辞海). Shanghai: Shanghai ci shu chu ban she (上海辞书出版社), 1979.
  • Barnhart, R. M. et al. (1997). Three thousand years of Chinese painting. New Haven, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-07013-6

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