A Group of traveling workmen

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Li Di (active late 12th-early 13th century)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
School
Zhe School
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 31.1 x 58.4 cm (12 1/4 x 23 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.539
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), travel, work
Provenance

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

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

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

Notes:

[1] See Reserve Panel List, R. 18, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Ingrid Larsen, "'Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures': Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum," Ars Orientalis vol. 40 (2011), Loon Gu Sai was possibly Lunguzhai, a store in the antiques district of Liulichang.

[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
Loon Gu Sai (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 59, pp. 220-221.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. p. 222.
  • Ellen Mae Johnston Laing. Li Sung and Some Aspects of Southern Sung Figure Painting. vol. 37, no. 1/2 Washington and Zurich. pp. 5-37, fig. 25.
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Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

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