Cai Wenji Returning to Han

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Qiu Ying 仇英 (ca. 1494-1552)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 29.7 x 290 cm (11 11/16 x 114 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.522
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
child, China, man, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), woman
Provenance

To 1911
Li Wenqing (circa 1869-1931), Shanghai to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Li Wenqing, in China, in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Makimono List, L. 763, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This object was kept in the Reserved Section until 1921, when it was given a regular registration number.
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
Li Wenqing (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1869 - 1931

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
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Rights Statement

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