Summoning the Sage at Wei River

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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th century
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 134.3 x 73.4 cm (52 7/8 x 28 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1911.249
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1911.249

Object Details

  • Artist

    Formerly attributed to Li Tang 李唐 (ca. 1050s-after 1130)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    To 1911
    An unnamed private owner, to 1911 [1]
    From 1911 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from an unnamed private owner, through Riu Cheng Chai, Beijing, in 1911 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 806, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [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.
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Painting
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