Masterpieces of Chinese Painting (II)

Some of the finest Chinese paintings in the Freer Gallery’s collection are on view, including several by well-known Chinese artists that have not been displayed in years. Diverse traditional categories are represented, such as religious and secular portraits from the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), landscapes from the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), paintings of literati during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), artworks produced in the Zhe and Wu schools of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), and images of Orthodox and Individual painters of the early Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Together these exceptional works trace the development of Chinese painting over generations.