Portrait of Shennong and Fu Xi

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Zhang Sengyou (ca. 500-550)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 125.4 x 88.2 cm (49 3/8 x 34 3/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1917.426
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
China, Daoism, Daoist Immortals, ocean, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

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 1917 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Kakemono List, R. 1069, 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
Li Wenqing (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1869 - 1931

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum