Mounted huntmen with falcon striking a swan

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Maker(s)
Artist: Traditionally attributed to Zhao Mengfu 趙孟頫 (1254-1322)
Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th-19th century
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 94.6 x 67.5 cm (37 1/4 x 26 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.533
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
bird, China, falcon, hunting, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), swan
Provenance

To 1911
Riu Gu-sai, Beijing, to 1911 [1]

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

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

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Kakemono List, R. 838, 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)

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

Copyright with museum