Qian Du: life and works

By Gwylym Owen

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Qian Du (Wade–Giles: Ch’ien Tu, traditional: 錢杜, simplified: 钱杜; pinyin: Qián Dù); c. 1764–1844 was a Chinese landscape painter during the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912).

Qian was born in the Zhejiang province. His style proclaim was ‘Shumei’ and his sobriquets were ‘Songhu, Songhu Xiaoyin and Hegong’. Qian painted landscapes in a style influenced by Wang Meng. He afterward painted human figures and flowers.

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