Village at the foot of mountains

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1644-1911
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Ink and color on silk
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 23.3 x 29.8 cm (9 3/16 x 11 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1914.59g
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1914.59g

Object Details

  • Artist

    Formerly attributed to Huang Gongwang (1269-1354)
  • Provenance

    Possibly Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) (reigned 1861-1908), China [1]
    To 1914
    Edmund Backhouse (1873-1944), Peking, China, to 1914 [2]
    From 1914 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Edmund Backhouse, through T.J. Larkin, London, in 1914 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    Notes:
    [1] According to Curatorial Remark 3, Charles Lang Freer, 1917, in the object record: "It is said that this album was at one time the property of the late Dowager Empress."
    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 Original Album List, pg. 45, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [3] See note 2.
    [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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Edmund Backhouse (1873-1944) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Painting
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