The captivity of Cai Wenji

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Li Cheng 李成 (919-967)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 30.5 x 468.3 cm (12 x 184 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1918.52
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
arrow, baimiao style, bow, Central Asia, China, horse, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Provenance

To 1918
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1918 [1]

From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi in 1918 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1301, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This object exhibits seals, colophons, or inscriptions that could provide additional information regarding the object’s history; see Curatorial Remarks in the object record for further details.

[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
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. pp. 222-223.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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