Yu Zhiding: life and works

Yu Zhiding (Yü Chih-ting, traditional: 禹之鼎, simplified: 禹之鼎); ca. (1647–1709) was a Chinese painter during the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912).

Yu was a original of Jiangdu (present-day Yangzhou) in Jiangsu province. His style declare was ‘Shangji’ (上吉) and his sobriquet was ‘Shenzai’ (慎齋). He served in the Imperial Painting Academy (廷畫院) during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor. Yu was taught by Lan Ying, and painted landscapes, human figures, and bird-and-flower paintings.

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