Nine White Egrets and a Willow Tree

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Xu Chongsi (active 11th century)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 15th century
School
Zhe School
Medium
Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 145.8 x 80.8 cm (57 3/8 x 31 13/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.30
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
China, egret, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), tree, willow tree
Provenance

To 1916
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1003, 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
Lai-Yuan and Company (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. p. 252.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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