Riding in the Springtime Hills 《春山游騎圖

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and color on silk
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 179.8 × 61 cm (70 13/16 × 24 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Copy after Tang Yin 唐寅 (1470-1524)
  • Description

    Depicts a fenced path running through a mountainous wooded landscape, with blossoming plum trees and pine trees. Two men on foot walk on the path at the lower left. A man on a donkey, accompanied by two attendants, follows the path across a bridge. A village way-station of open pavilions is at mid-right, with four people seated at a table, one standing, two looking out at the river, and two horses eating from a trough. The path, with two more travellers, continues upward at left, into the mountains. At right above the way-station, is a cluster of buildings with figures inside. Near the top of the mountains is a temple--presumably the path's destination. Signature, six seals, and inscription.
  • Signatures

  • Marks

    Six seals.
  • Inscriptions

  • Provenance

    To 1909
    Loon Gu Sai, Beijing, to 1909 [1]
    From 1909 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Loon Gu Sai, Beijing, in 1909 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 626, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Ingrid Larsen, "'Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures': Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum," Ars Orientalis vol. 40 (2011), Loon Gu Sai was possibly Lunguzhai, a store in the antiques district of Liulichang.
    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.
    [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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Seasons: Chinese Landscapes (December 18, 2010 to June 12, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Loon Gu Sai (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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