Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin) with willow branch

citation

Guanyin with a willow branch.
Inscription (including signature) and seal. Label on back. On silk in Portfolio No. 1.

Maker(s)
Artist: Wang Hong (late 18th-early 19th century)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 36.4 x 26.4 cm (14 5/16 x 10 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1914.84
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album leaf

Keywords
Buddhism, China, Guanyin, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
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. 946, 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
Li Ku San (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Guanyin with a willow branch.
Inscription (including signature) and seal. Label on back. On silk in Portfolio No. 1.

Published References
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. p. 239.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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