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Traditionally attributed to Xia Gui 夏珪 (active ca. 1195-1230)  Search this
Ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 24.2 x 24.7 cm (9 1/2 x 9 3/4 in)
13th century
Southern Song dynasty
To 1915
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), London, to 1915 [1]
From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Abel William Bahr, London, in 1915 [2]
From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
[1] See Original Panel List, L. 112, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) was a collector and dealer born in Shanghai, China. After he left Shanghai in 1910, he lived, at various points in time, in London, Montreal, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He established a gallery in New York City in 1920.
[2] See note 1.
[3] 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Setting the Bar: Arts of the Song dynasty (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
Children at Play in Chinese Painting (November 14, 2009 to May 23, 2010)
Work and Commerce: Everyday Life in Chinese Painting (June 19, 2004 to January 17, 2005)
Chinese Ceramics (March 15, 1982 to July 10, 1986)
Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
Chinese Album Leaves and Fan Paintings (September 14, 1977 to April 8, 1978)
Chinese Album Leaves and Lacquer (February 22, 1971 to November 22, 1971)
Chinese Album Leaves (December 17, 1962 to April 8, 1963)
Previous custodian or owner:
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
water buffalo  Search this
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
child  Search this
herding  Search this
fan  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
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Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery