Flowers and insects

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Qiu Yuqing (early to mid-10th century)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 15th century?
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 53.3 x 74.3 cm (21 x 29 1/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1917.342
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, flower, insect, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Provenance

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

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi in 1917 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1217, 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
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century

Published References
  • Katherine Nash Rhoades. Recent Additions to the Freer Collection. vol. 8, no. 5 Washington, October 1919. p. 282.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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