Reading near a Stream with Bamboos

Hanging scroll
by Yu Zhiding
Qing Dynasty
Length 56cm ,width 30.2cm

Yu Zhiding (1647-1716), who styled himself Shangji, and was alternatively called Shenzhai, was a native of Jiangdu (now Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province). He was a court painter in Qing Dynasty. He specialized in painting figures. His representative wark is Sitting in the Quiet Bamboo Grove. This painting depicts figures finely and delicately, with vivid expression, and the patterns of clothes are smooth and natural, with clear and bright color in the setting.