Two Magpies under an Orchid Cliff

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Maker(s)
Artist: Possibly by Lü Ji (ca. 1420-ca. 1505) Formerly attributed to Zhao Chang (ca. 960-after 1015)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 15th century
School
Zhe School
Medium
Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 133.2 x 52.2 cm (52 7/16 x 20 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.309
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
bird, China, flower, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), orchid
Provenance

To 1911
Lee Chiao San, Shanghai, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lee Chiao San 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. 883, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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
Lee Chiao San (C.L. Freer source)

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum