Possibly Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) (reigned 1861-1908), China 
Edmund Backhouse (1873-1944), Peking, China, to 1914 
From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Edmund Backhouse, through T.J. Larkin, London, in 1914 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 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.
 See Original Album List, pg. 45, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 2.
 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