Grand View of Rivers and Mountains

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Maker(s)
Artist: Traditionally attributed to Ma Yuan 馬遠 (active late 12th-early 13th century)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 64.5 x 1282 cm (25 3/8 x 504 3/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.169a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, landscape, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Provenance

To 1911
An unnamed private owner, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from an unnamed private owner, through Riu Cheng Chai, Beijing, in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 703, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Accession List, Collections Management office. 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

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton Linda Merrill. Freer: a legacy of art. Washington and New York, 1993. p. 82, fig. 55.
  • The Correspondence of Masaki Naohiko and Charles Lang Freer: Regarding Photographic Reproductions of Ma Yuan's Grand View of Rivers and Mountains. no. 627. p. 4.
  • Roger Fry, Lawrence Binyon, Osvald Siren, A. F. Kendrick, Bernard Rackham, W. Perceval Yetts, William W Winkworth. Chinese Art: An Introductory Review of Painting, Ceramics, Textiles, Bronzes, Sculpture, Jade, etc. Burlington magazine monographs London. p. 11, pl. 7.
  • Lawrence Binyon. Chinese painting. vol. 35, no. 11. New York, November 1935. pp. 666-672.
  • Lawrence Binyon. Chinese painting. vol. 36, no. 2. New York, February 1936. pp. 77-78.
  • Lawrence Binyon. Ma Yuan's Landscape Roll in the Freer collection. New York. .
  • The Freer Collection. vol. 3, no. 8 New York and Washington, June 1912. pp. 613-617.
  • Agnes E. Meyer. The Charles L. Freer Collection. vol. 12, No. 2. Brooklyn, August 1927. pp. 64-82.
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Paintings in American Collections. Annales du Musee Guimet. Bibliotheque d'art. Nouvelle serie. II Paris and Brussels, 1927-1928. pls. 134-136.
  • L. Cranmer-Byng, Guo Xi, Shiho Sakanishi. Het Chineesche landschap een verhandeling uit de elfde eeuw, door Kwo Sji: Ingeleid un uit de overzetting van Dr. Shio Sakanishi vertaald door Jan Poortenaar. Amsterdam. p. 49.
  • Max Loehr. Chinese Painting with Sung Dated Inscriptions. vol. 4 Washington and Ann Arbor. p. 259.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. pp. 236-237.
  • Hamilton Bell. Notes on landscape in the arts of the East and West. vol. 19, no. 11. New York, November 1919. pp. 1126-1132, illus. 3.
  • Herbert Allen Giles. An Introduction to the History of Chinese Pictoral Art. London. opp. p. 144.
  • Ikura Okumura. Ka kei no hitsu keizan seien zu ni tsuite (Concerning the paintings "clear distances of valleys and mountains" painted by Hsia Kuei)., no. 14., October 1945. pp. 53-63.
  • Ikura Okumura. Miscellaneous notes of Ikuro on Chinese and Japanese Art., no. 4. Kyoto. pp. 299-300, fig. 8, 14, 16.
  • Alexander Coburn Soper. "Introduction to Chinese Art and History," by Arnold Silcock [a review]. vol. 9 New York, Winter, 1949-1950. p. 225.
  • Roger Soame Jenyns. A Background to Chinese Painting. New York. pl. 33.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
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