Li Yin

Ming and Qing dynasty female painter and poet (1610-1685)

Li Yin[1] (Chinese::李因, Born 1610 - 1685)[2] was a poet, painter, calligrapher during late Ming Dynasty and in the early of Qing Dynasty, she is known for her flowers and birds on paintings.[3]

Li Yin
Lotus flowers and birds, by Li Yin
BornC. 1610
Haining, Zhejiang, Qing China
Known forPainting, calligraphy, poetry
Spouse(s)Ge Zhengqi [zh]


Many of her paintings are collected in museums includes:[2]

  • Flowers and Birds
  • Pine and Eagle
  • Flowers and Plants
  • Mynas bird and Pomegranate Fruit
  • Lotus Flowers and Mandarin Ducks


  1. Yang, Haihong (2017). Women's Poetry and Poetics in Late Imperial China: A Dialogic Engagement. Lexington Books. pp. 34–36. ISBN 978-1-4985-3787-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lee, Lily Xiao Hong; Lau, Clara; Stefanowska, A.D. (2015). Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: v. 1: The Qing Period, 1644-1911. Routledge. pp. 124–5. ISBN 978-1-317-47588-0.
  3. Weidner, Marsha (1988). "catalogue". In Weidner, Marsha (ed.). Views from Jade Terrace : Chinese women artists, 1300–1912. Indianapolis Museum of Art. pp. 102–105. ISBN 0847810038.

Other websitesEdit

  •   Media related to Li Yin at Wikimedia Commons