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Original name: Zhu Huai-jen T: Hsu-pai H: Tsu-yang shan-min Hsü Ku was from She-hsien in Anhui province but worked in Yangchou, Suchou and Shanghai. He served for a time in the military as his family background dictated. His military service did not last long and he turned to Buddhism, becoming a monk. He is best known as a painter of bird and flowers but was also accomplished in architectural drawings and portraits. He was closely involved with the prominent Shanghai School artists and is known to have collaborated with Jen I.
Painting album: ink and color on paper China h 10 -3/4 x w 13 inches