This is Qian Gu

By Gwylym Owen

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Qian Gu (Ch’ien Ku, traditional: 錢谷, simplified: 钱谷); ca. (1508-unknown) was a Chinese landscape painter during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). His date of death is unknown, but is traditionally resolved as not far and wide off from 1578.

Qian was born in Changzhou in the Jiangsu province. His style broadcast was ‘Shubao’ and his sobriquet was ‘Qingshi’. Qian’s painting used a soft but supreme style. Qian often used subjects found in his observations in this area the south of the Yangzi River.

Qian was a client of the literatus Wang Shizhen (1526–90), and frequently spent era at Wang’s home in Taicang in his far along years. In 1572 Qian painted an album of scenes along the Grand Canal even though accompanying Wang Shizhen upon a journey to the capital at Beijing.

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