Couplet in cursive script

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Maker(s)
Artist: Chen Xianzhang ( 1428-1500)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, mid-late 15th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 183.4 x 91.5 cm (72 3/16 x 36 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1945.41
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
China, couplet, cursive script, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1945
Mrs. Edith Drake, Chicago, Illinois. [1]

1945
American-Chinese Committee of the Mass Education Movement, Chicago, Illinois. [2]

From 1945
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from the American-Chinese Committee of the Mass Education Movement, Chicago, Illinois. [3]

Notes:

[1] See object file. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, “owned by Mrs. Drake Tonying acted as agent”.

[2] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[3] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

American-Chinese Committee of the Mass Education Movement
Mrs. Edith L. Drake

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum