Illustrations of “The Nine Songs”

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Zhao Mengfu 趙孟頫 (1254-1322)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, mid 15th century?
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image, each): 30.3 x 27 cm (11 15/16 x 10 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1903.115
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, clerical script, Daoism, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), poems
Provenance

To 1903
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1903 [1]

From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in Japan in 1903 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 334, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. For information regarding purchase location, see Accession List. 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
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Rights Statement

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