Moored Boat and Misty Mountains

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Wang Xia (8th century)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, second-half 16th century
School
Zhe School
Medium
Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 145.8 × 90.6 cm (57 7/16 × 35 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.522
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
boat, China, landscape, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), river, water
Provenance

To 1916
Pang Yuanji (1864-1949), Shanghai, China, to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Pang Yuanji, through Pang Zanchen (1881-1951) and Seaouke Yue (You Xiaoxi) (late 19th-early 20th century), in New York, in 1916 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1121, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, P'ang Catalogue: Antique Famous Chinese Paintings Collected by P'ang Lai Ch'en, no. 3.

[2] According to Ingrid Larsen, "'Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures': Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum," Ars Orientalis vol. 40 (2011), pg. 23 and pg. 37, note 118. Larsen explains that Pang Zanchen (the younger brother of Pang Yuanji) and Seaouke Yue were tasked by Pang Yuanji with bringing his paintings to New York to show them to Charles Lang Freer. See also, Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1121, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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
Pang Yuanji (C.L. Freer source) 1864-1949

Published References
  • Pang Yuanji. Tang Wu dai Song Yuan ming hua (Antique Famous Chinese Paintings): Wuxing Pang shi cang (Collected by P'ang Lai Ch'en). Shanghai. pl. 3.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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