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Li Rihua

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists
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Li Rihua or Li Jih-hua; sobriquet: Zichang, style names: Jiuyi, Zhulan Chinese, 16th — 17th century, male. Born 1565, in Jiaxing (Zhejiang Province); died 1635. Painter. 

A civil servant, landscape painter, calligrapher and critic, Li Rihua wrote extensively on a wide range of subjects and was celebrated for the breadth of his learning. The passages on painting to be found in his writings, which range from aesthetic theories to critical judgements to historical anecdotes, are of great interest.


Li, Chu-tsing: ‘Li Rihua and his Literati Circle in the Late Ming Dynasty’ in Orientations, vol 18, no. 8, Hong Kong, 1987.Find this resource: