H x W (image): 24.2 x 310.9 cm (9 1/2 x 122 3/8 in)
mid-12th to mid-13th century
Southern Song dynasty
Previous custodian or owner:
Duanfang 端方 (1861-1911)
John Calvin Ferguson (1866-1945) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Li Lung-mien 
Duanfang (1861-1911) 
Dr. John Calvin Ferguson (1866-1945), Beijing, to 1914 
From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dr. John C. Ferguson in 1914 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Curatorial Remark 3, Ma Soo, 1917, in the object record. This object exhibits seals, colophons, or inscriptions that could provide additional information regarding the object’s history; see Curatorial Remarks in the object record for further details.
 See Curatorial Remark 9, James F. Cahill, 1958, in the object record. According to Ingrid Larsen, "'Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures': Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum," Ars Orientalis vol. 40 (2011), pgs. 19-20, "Ferguson became a Chinese art scholar and dealer who helped Freer acquire perhaps the most famous painting in Duanfang's collection, Nymph of the Luo River..."
 See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 832, 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.