Mule-train in Snowy Mountains

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Wu Daozi (active ca. 710-760)
Historical period(s)
Yuan or Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century
Medium
Ink on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 25.1 x 25.9 cm (9 7/8 x 10 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.155g
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album leaf

Keywords
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), mountain, mule, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

To 1911
Loon Gu Sai, Beijing, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Loon Gu Sai, Beijing, in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Album List, pg. 36, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. 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), Loon Gu Sai was possibly Lunguzhai, a store in the antiques district of Liulichang.

[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
Loon Gu Sai (C.L. Freer source)

Label

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Published References
  • James Cahill. Chinese Album Leaves in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Japan, 1961-1962. p. 29, pl. 113.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. p. 232.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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