The Canying HallThe Canying Hall
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Hanging scroll; ink and light colors on paper
54 3/4 x 27 1/2 in. (139 x 69.9 cm)
During the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), the city of Suzhou became the center for a group of painters known as the Wu school. Lu Zhi was distinguished among these artists for an eclectic style that combined elements from both the amateur (literati) and professional traditions.