Mei Qing

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Tiandu Peak of Mount Huangshan. Ink on paper. Palace Museum, Beijing.

Mei Qing (Chinese: 梅清; pinyin: Méi Qīng; Wade–Giles: Mei Ch'ing; ca. 1623–1697) was a Chinese landscape painter, calligrapher and poet active during the Qing Dynasty.

Two Immortals on Huangshan

Mei was born in Xuancheng, Anhui Province.[1] His style name was 'Yuangong' (渊公 or 远公) and his pseudonym was 'Mount Qu' (Qushan 瞿山), 'Winter Hut' (Xue Lu - 雪庐), and 'Lao Qu Fan Fu' (老瞿凡父).[2] Mei was taught by Wang Meng.[1] He was a friend Shitao, influencing some of Shitao's earlier works.[3] His landscape paintings were based on his many travels to the Yellow Mountain.

His works on poetry include: Tian Yan Garret Collection (天延阁集) and Mei Shi Anthology (梅氏诗略).[4]


  1. ^ a b "Méi Qīng Brief Biography". Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  2. ^ Barnhart: 380.
  3. ^ Barnhart: 272.
  4. ^ Cihai: 1305.


  • 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.