Zhao Boju or Chao Po-Chu; nickname: Qianli
Chinese, 12th century, male.
Active in Kaifeng (Henan) then Hangzhou (Zhejiang).
Born c. 1120; died c. 1182.
Painter. History painting, scenes with figures, genre scenes, landscapes, architectural views.
Zhao Boju was a descendant of the first Song emperor and the son of the well-known painter Zhao Lingrang. He initially worked at the imperial painting academy in Kaifeng before moving to Hangzhou, where he became the favourite artist of Emperor Gaozong (...