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Catalog Data

Artist:
Traditionally attributed to Gu Kaizhi (傳)顧愷之 (ca. 344-ca. 406)  Search this
Colophon:
Colophon by Dong Qichang 董其昌 (1555-1636)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 24.2 x 310.9 cm (9 1/2 x 122 3/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
mid-12th to mid-13th century
Period:
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)
Provenance:
Li Lung-mien [1]
Duanfang (1861-1911) [2]
To 1914
Dr. John Calvin Ferguson (1866-1945), Beijing, to 1914 [3]
From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dr. John C. Ferguson in 1914 [4]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [5]
Notes:
[1] 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.
[2] 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..."
[3] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 832, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[4] See note 1.
[5] 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.
Topic:
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)  Search this
river  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.53
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3d65787d8-eb1f-4409-8884-c2ed1d767f0b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1914.53