The Chih Lo Lou Collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy was built up by the late Ho Iu-kwong (1907 – 2006), a philanthropist and passionate collector. He named his studio Chih Lo Lou, meaning "bliss" for the pleasure one derives from viewing ancient masterpieces, and also alluding to a Chinese saying that it is bliss to perform good deeds.
In 2018, the Ho family has donated 355 items of the Chih Lo Lou Collection to the Hong Kong Museum of Art for permanent preservation and exhibition. Now that they decided to donate another eight pieces of precious artworks to the Hong Kong Museum of Art. This munificent act not only implements Ho Iu-kwong's mission to promote Chinese art and culture, but continues his philosophy of Chinese noble virtue.