A View by the Reed Pond, the first day of summer of Yiwei year (1979), painted at Tianpinglou Shanghai.
Zhang Yuan (signature)
Artist seal: Zhang Yuan zhi xi (張淵之鈢, Seal of Zhang Yuan)
Other seal: Jingxin (競新, a seal of Zhang Shoucheng 張守成 (1918-2013), a renowned artist and father of Zhang Yuan)
Zhang Yuan (b. 1943) was born in an artistic family in Shanghai. She was taught painting and calligraphy by her father Zhang Shoucheng (1918-2013) when she was young. At the age of fifteen, she studied under Jiang Hanting (1903-1963), Yu Zicai (1915-1992), and Liu Danzhai (1931-2011), and also learned from Lu Yanshao (1909-1993), Ye Luyuan 91907-1994), and her uncle Lu Yifei (1908-1997). She is a Professor at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.