Luohan Laundering

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and color on silk
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 112.3 x 53.5 cm (44 3/16 x 21 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Lin Tinggui 林庭桂 (active late 12th century)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Daitoku-ji, Kyoto
    Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    To 1894
    The Daitoku-ji Temple, Kyoto, to 1894 [1]
    From 1894 to 1902
    Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908), Japan, Boston, New York, NY, and Spring Hill, AL, given by the Daitoku-ji while at Museum of Fine Art, Boston, in 1894 [2]
    From 1902 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ernest Francisco Fenollosa in 1902 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    [1] See Curatorial Remarks, Fu Shen and Stephen Allee, Excerpt Exhibition Label Text, May 1993. See also, Object Documentation, Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy ( 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. In 1894 Ernest Francisco Fenollosa arranged a special exhibition in which forty-four Daitoku-ji paintings were shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. As an expression of gratitude for his help organizing the exhibition, the Daitoku-ji presented one of the forty-four paintings to Fenollossa, who subsequently sold it to Charles L. Freer in 1902.
    [3] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 281, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [4] 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.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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