Gai Qi, whose ancestors hailed from present-day Xinjiang, was a Muslim, who later resided in the Songjiang area or present-day Shanghai. He was also known as Boyun and Qixiang or by sobriquets such as Yuhu Shanren and Yuhu Waishi. He especially excelled at painting beautiful women.This painting shows Gai Qi's trademark style of depicting women. It shows the idealised Chinese beauty of the artist's time - the fine, soft strokes that outline the ladies' face, body and fingers. The detailed rendition of the hair and garment completes this image of idealised beauty.