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Silk gauze with silk and metallic thread embroidery
H x W: 135.3 x 145.7 cm (53 1/4 x 57 3/8 in)
Costume and Textile
Suzhou, Hangzhou, or Nanjing, China
Qing dynasty, Daoguang reign
From about 1930 to 1990
Private collector, California, from about 1930 [1]
Sale, Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, “Fine Oriental Works of Art,” November 2, 1990, lot 3119 (ill.): “Blue Ground Gauze Robe with Dragon Medallions, 19th century” [1]
From 1990 to 1992
Linda Wrigglesworth, Chinese Costume and Textiles, London, purchased through Kathy Judkings at Butterfield & Butterfield on November 2, 1990 [2]
From 1992
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from Linda Wrigglesworth on March 10, 1992 [3]
[1] According to Linda Wrigglesworth, Chinese Costume and Textiles, London, Butterfield & Butterfield’s representative Dessa Goddard stated that the robe was consigned in the 1990 Butterfield’s auction by an elderly California woman who had had the robe in her possession for approximately sixty years, see Memo from J. Stuart to M. Beach, March 30, 1992, in the object file.
[2] See memo cited in note 1.
[3] See Invoice issued by Linda Wrigglesworth, Chinese Costumes and Textiles, to Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, March 10, 1992, in object file.
National Museum of Asian Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Family Matters: Portraits from the Qing Court (June 11, 2011 to January 16, 2012)
Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Commemorative Portraits (June 17 to September 9, 2001)
The Arts of China (November 18, 1990 to September 7, 2014)
Previous custodian or owner:
Butterfield & Butterfield (founded 1865)
Linda Wrigglesworth
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Credit Line:
Purchase — funds provided by an anonymous donor
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery