Collection of Huizong (1100 - 1125 AD)
Eighth Emperor of the Northern Song Dynasty
Emperor Huizong was one of the most famous emperors of the Song Dynasty. He was a well-known calligrapher, writer of poems, an avid painter, guqin player. He showed great interests in architecture and garden design and even wrote treatises on medicine and Daoism. He was a collector of paintings, calligraphies, and antiques of previous Chinese eras, acquiring large collections of each for his amusement.