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Traditionally attributed to Li Gonglin (傳)李公麟 (ca. 1049-1106)  Search this
Li Peng 李彭 (ca. 1060-1110) , inscriptions and colophon  Search this
Ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 37 x 521.5 cm (14 9/16 x 205 5/16 in)
early 12th century
Northern Song dynasty
To 1919
Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1919 [1]
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang in 1919 [2]
From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1314, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Makimono paintings F1919.119 and F1919.120 were mounted as one scroll in 1929, and placed on exhibition. The scroll was then given the number F1919.119 (see Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record). Also, 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 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:
Old Tales Retold: Narrative in Chinese Painting (April 20 to October 20, 2013)
Children at Play in Chinese Painting (November 14, 2009 to May 23, 2010)
Tales of the Brush: Literary Masterpieces in Chinese Painting (July 28, 2007 to January 13, 2008)
Boating on a River (February 12 to August 14, 2005)
Work and Commerce: Everyday Life in Chinese Painting (June 19, 2004 to January 17, 2005)
Chinese Gardens in Painters Imagination (February 1, 1997 to January 4, 1998)
From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy (July 28, 1986 to February 6, 1987)
Chinese Calligraphy (April 18, 1977 to September 13, 1977)
Chinese Figure Painting (September 17, 1973 to January 3, 1975)
Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
Centennial Exhibition, North Corridor (February 25, 1956 to November 20, 1969)
Centennial Exhibition, Gallery 19 (February 25, 1956 to February 4, 1957)
Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Paintings, 1924 (June 2, 1924 to March 14, 1931)
Chinese Painting and Pottery (May 2, 1923 to March 22, 1943)
Previous custodian or owner:
Wang Jiantang 王鑑堂 (late 19th-early 20th century) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)  Search this
boat  Search this
Tao Yuanming  Search this
poet  Search this
semi-cursive script  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
baimiao style  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
Restrictions & Rights:
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Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery