Young woman reading a book of poems

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Maker(s)
Artist: Traditionally attributed to Sheng Shiyan (13th century)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 134.6 × 86.4 cm (53 × 34 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1919.155
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), reading, woman
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. 1350, 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
  • James Cahill. Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting. California. p. 19, Fig. 11.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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