Mrs. Christian R. Holmes (1871-1941), New York and "The Chimneys," Sands Point, Port Washington, Long Island. 
From at least 1944 to 1945
Tonying and Company, New York from at least March 8, 1944. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, New York on May 24, 1945. 
 See A. G. Wenley’s letter to C. F. Yau, Tonying and Co., dated May 22, 1945, copy in object file, in which Wenley confirms acquisition of the sculpture and states that it came from Mrs. Christian R. Holmes’s collection.
 See “List of Objects Contemplated for Purchase by the Freer Gallery of Art,” approved by the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution on March 8, 1944, copy in object file.
 See Tonying & Company’s invoice, dated May 24, 1945, in which the object figures under no. B. 11: “Gilt Bronze figure of Buddha, standing on Lotus Pedestal / Six Dynasties,” copy in object file.
- Previous Owner(s)
Tonying and Company
Mrs. Christian R. Holmes 1871 - 1941
- Published References
- Hugo Munsterberg. Chinese Buddhist Bronzes., 1st ed. Tokyo and Rutland, VT. pl. 28.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum