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Formerly attributed to Qian Xuan 錢選 (late 13th century)
Ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 32.3 x 33.6 cm (12 11/16 x 13 1/4 in)
Previous custodian or owner:
Li Wenqing 李文卿 (ca. 1869-1931) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Li Wenqing (circa 1869-1931), Shanghai to 1911 
From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Li Wenqing, in China, in 1911 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Panel List, L. 89, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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