Immortal Magu with deer and peach tree


Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, 1575-1725
Silk tapestry
H x W (image): 119.4 x 63.3 cm (47 x 24 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Costume and Textile, Furniture and Furnishing

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

China, Daoism, Daoist Immortals, deer, flower, fungus-of-immortality, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), painted, peach tree, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), river, slit tapestry, tapestry, woman

To 1917
Li Wenqing (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Li Wenqing, in New York, in 1917 [2]

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


[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1161, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Voucher No. 18, December 1916.

[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
  • Julia S. Berrall. A History of Flower Arrangement. London and New York. p. 113.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum