Zhongli Quan Seeking the Dao

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Sun Zhiwei (late 10th-early 11th century)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 15th century
School
Zhe School
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 47 x 77 cm (18 1/2 x 30 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.114
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, Daoism, Eight Immortals, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Provenance

To 1916
Li Wenqing (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Li Wenqing, in New York, in 1916 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Panel List, L. 152, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, LVC Catalogue, 1915, No. 35.

[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 Wenqing (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1869 - 1931

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 36, pp. 150-151.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. p. 227.
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Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

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