Ni Yuanlu (Chinese: 倪元璐; pinyin: Ní Yuánlù; Wade–Giles: Ni Yüan-lu; ca. 1593–1644) was a high-ranking official, calligrapher, and painter during the Ming dynasty of Chinese history.

Ni Yuanlu, Portrait of Ming dynasty official, before 1680. Anhui Museum, Hefei, China

Ni was born in Shangyu in the Zhejiang province.[1] His courtesy name was "Yuru" (玉汝) and his art name was "Hongbao" (鸿宝). He passed the imperial examination in 1621 as a Jinshi (進士) and was a scholar in the Hanlin Academy.[2] Ni's calligraphy used a semicursive script style with refined strokes. Ni committed suicide by hanging at the end of the Ming dynasty.[2]


  1. ^ "Ni Yuanlu Brief Biography". Retrieved 2008-07-09.
  2. ^ a b Cihai: Page 253.


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