Liu Hai Fishing for his Toad by Moonlight

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Wu Daozi (傳)吳道子 (active ca. 710-760)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, ca. 1500
School
Zhe School
Medium
Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 102.2 x 57.9 cm (40 1/4 x 22 13/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1914.78
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
China, Liu Hai, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), moon, night, toad
Provenance

To 1914
Li Ku San, Shanghai, China to 1914 [1]

From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Li Ku San in 1914 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 940, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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 Ku San (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Paintings in American Collections. Annales du Musee Guimet. Bibliotheque d'art. Nouvelle serie. II Paris and Brussels, 1927-1928. pl. 16.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. p. 189.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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