Ju Lian, a native of Fanyu, Guangdong province, was active during the late 19th century in the region of Guangdong. He studied drawing from his brother Ju Chao (?-1899). Together with Ju Chao, the two "Jus" were recognised as the founder of the Linnan School. Many important artists from this school, such as Gao Jianfu, Gao Qifeng and Chen Shuren, were Ju Lian's students.
Asian Art Dept, AGNSW, 19 October 1999.
Place where the work was made
album leaf; ink and colour on silk
25.0 cm diam.
Signature & date
Signed, in Chinese, ink "... ninth day of the ninth moon of the year of bingshen (1896). Ju Lian, ... guquan [artists's seal ]".
Gift of the Ifould Family 1999