Fishermen, after Jing Hao

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Maker(s)
Artist: Wu Zhen 吳鎮 (1280-1354)
Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, ca. 1341
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 32.5 x 565.6 cm (12 13/16 x 222 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1937.12
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, cursive script, fishing, landscape, mountain, WWII-era provenance, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

To 1937
Tonying and Company, New York. [1]

From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

Label

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Published References
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  • Mary Tregear. Chinese Art. London. pl. 113.
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  • Osvald Siren. Kinas Konst Under Tre Artusenden. 2 vols., Stockholm, 1942-1943. figs.408a-b, 435.
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  • Great Drawings of All Time. 4 vols., New York. pl. 895.
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  • Joan Stanley-Baker. Accrued Perceptions of Wu Zhen: The Fishermen Theme. vol. 8, 1991. pp. 36-46.
  • David E. Cooper. Convergence with Nature: A Daoist Perspective. UK. p. 72-73.
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  • Shou-Chien Shih. From Style to Huayi: Ruminating on Chinese Art History. Taipei, Taiwan. p.189, fig.110.
  • Ch'en Ch'ing-kuang. Wu Chen: A Painter of the Yuan Dyansty (Yuan tai hua chia Wu Chen). Taipei. p. 192.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. pp. 202-203.
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Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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