The collector, Dayuan as indicated by the collector's seal, is probably Chen Dayuan (1916-1994), with former name Li Shuren, sobriquet Boying. He was born in Hebei province. Chen participated in the revolution since 1941 and joined the Communist Party in 1942. He successively served in different positions in government. Chen was fond of art and culture, he wrote poems and painted in his free time and had a close relationship with many artists. He is the author of Talking on Painting from a Layman.