Xugu or Xu Gu Zhu, Hiu-Kou, Hsü-Ku; real name: Zhu
Chinese, 19th century, male.
Born 1824, in Yangzhou (Jiangsu); died 1896.
Painter, calligrapher. Animals, flowers, fruit.
After serving in the state army against the Taiping rebels, Xugu retired and became a Buddhist monk around 1850. He was a calligrapher and a traditional scholar painter and was known for his paintings of flowers, fruit and goldfish....