Chin Ch'eng (style names Kung-pei and Kung-pei; sobriquets Pei-lou and Ou-hu) was a native of Wu-hsing, Chekiang. He traveled to England, America, and France to study legal systems and fine arts. At the beginning of the Republican period he was a member of the Lower House of Parliament and also worked in the Secretariat of the Cabinet. He helped design an exhibition hall and establish the Association for the Research of Chinese Painting. In painting he excelled at landscapes and flower and plant works and was marvelous at copying old masters. His calligraphy, seal carving and prose works were also good, and he authored The Collection of Ou-hu's Poetry and Pei-lou’s Commentaries on Painting. A red canna and a lush growth of plants sprout beside a rock. A number of green willows swaying gently down, and a kingfisher flies amidst them. In terms of painting methods, Chin has combined the boneless manner with outlined forms to create realistic forms which nevertheless possess a poetic feeling.