River Landscape

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Zhao Lingrang (active ca. 1070-1100)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 29.6 x 22.7 cm (11 5/8 x 8 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1914.59c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album leaf

Keywords
China, landscape, mountain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), water
Provenance

Possibly Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) (reigned 1861-1908), China [1]

To 1914
Edmund Backhouse (1873-1944), Peking, China, to 1914 [2]

From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Edmund Backhouse, through T.J. Larkin, London, in 1914 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remark 3, Charles Lang Freer, 1917, in the object record: "It is said that this album was at one time the property of the late Dowager Empress."
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 Original Album List, pg. 45, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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
Edmund Backhouse (C.L. Freer source) 1873-1944

Published References
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. p. 246.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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