Chen Rong (painter)

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

Chen Rong
Nine Dragons handscroll section by Chen Rong, 1244 CE, Chinese Song Dynasty at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Known fordepictions of dragons
Notable work
Nine Dragons


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[dead link]