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Artist:
Formerly attributed to Bian Luan (active late 8th-early 9th century)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 60.1 x 39 cm (23 11/16 x 15 3/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
14th-15th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Previous custodian or owner:
Duanfang 端方 (1861-1911)
Pang Yuanji 龐元濟 (1864-1949) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance:
Duanfang (1861-1911), China [1]
To 1916
Pang Yuanji (1864-1949), Shanghai, China, to 1916 [2]
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Pang Yuanji, through Pang Zanchen (1881-1951) and Seaouke Yue (You Xiaoxi) (late 19th-early 20th century), in New York, in 1916 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
Notes:
[1] According to Curatorial Remarks in the object record.
[2] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1112, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, P'ang Catalogue: Antique Famous Chinese Paintings Collected by P'ang Lai Ch'en, no. 5. 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.
[3] 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), pg. 23 and pg. 37, note 118.
Larsen explains that Pang Zanchen (the younger brother of Pang Yuanji) and Seaouke Yue were tasked by Pang Yuanji with bringing his paintings to New York to show them to Charles Lang Freer. See also, Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1112, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[4] 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:
flower  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
dove  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.523
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye315f57e0b-f842-44ee-8a39-3fa3d6a4a6ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1916.523