Ni Yuanlu (倪元璐 in chinese, 1592-1644) was a calligrapher and painter in the late Ming Dynasty. He was a native of Shangyu (上虞), ZheJiang Province.His courtesy name was Ruyu (汝玉 in chinese) and his artname was Hongbao (鸿宝 in chinese).
Ni passed the imperial civil recruitment examination with distinction, and then became an official. He was good at calligraphy, as well as painting. Both his calligraphy and painting are praised for their archaic and refined dignity. Ni leaves ample space between the lines and writes his calligraphy in powerful and tense brushstrokes. The contrast of his use of the wet and dry brush is exceptional.