Retirement on the River, in the Style of Li Tang


Artist: Li Yin 李寅 (active 1694-1710)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1694
Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 200.1 x 104.3 cm (78 3/4 x 41 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

China, farming, landscape, mountain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), river

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

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

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


[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 821, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. 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
Riu Gu Sai (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. p. 253.
  • James Cahill. Yuan Chiang and His School: Part I and II. vols. 5/6 Washington and Ann Arbor, 1963 - 1966. pp. 259-272, pl. 7.
  • Michael Sullivan. A Short History of Chinese Art. Berkeley. fig. 66b.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

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