Li Di

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Shrike on a tree in winter (1187)
Shangai Museum

Li Di (Chinese: 李迪; pinyin: Lǐ Dí; Wade–Giles: Li Ti; c. 1100 – after 1197) was a Chinese imperial court painter in the Song Dynasty.[1]

Di was born in Heyang (河陽 – present day Meng County (孟县) in Henan Province). He was noted for painting flowers, birds, bamboo, and animals in motion.[2] Di was a member of the Academy of Worthies.[3]


  1. ^ Barnhart, p. 129.
  2. ^ Cihai, p. 1262.
  3. ^ Zhou Mi, translator Ankeney Weitz. Zhou Mi's Record of Clouds and Mist Passing Before One's Eyes: An Annotated Translation. 2. Brill. p. 165. ISBN 90 0412605 8. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 


  • Barnhart, R. M. et al. (1997). Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting. New Haven, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-07013-6.
  • Ci hai bian ji wei yuan hui (辞海编辑委员会). Ci hai (辞海). Shanghai: Shanghai ci shu chu ban she (上海辞书出版社), 1979.[clarification needed]