Autumn Moonlight on Dongting Lake

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Maker(s)
Artist: Xia Gui 夏珪 (active ca. 1195-1230)
Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, early 13th century
Medium
Ink on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 190.9 x 109.6 cm (75 3/16 x 43 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1919.126
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
autumn, China, lake, moon, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), water
Provenance

To 1919
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1919 [1]

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

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1321, 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

Label

To learn more about this and similar objects, visit http://www.asia.si.edu/SongYuan/default.asp Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy.

Published References
  • Song Dynasty Paintings Project. multi-volumed, . .
  • Suiboku bijutsu taikei. 17 vols., Tokyo, 1973-1977. pl. 114.
  • Fu Shen. Yuan dai huang shi shu hua shou cang shi lue. Gu gong cong kan Taipei. p. 238.
  • Mary M. Mcdonald. It Draws Me: The Art of Contemplation. .
  • The Peach Blossom Spring in Motion. p. 116.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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