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Zhao Boju or Chao Po-Chu; nickname: Qianlilocked


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 (...

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