Two Eagles on a Wintry Cliff

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At A Glance

  • Period

    late15th century
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

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

    H x W (image): 168.6 x 99.4 cm (66 3/8 x 39 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1916.532
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1916.532

Object Details

  • Artist

    Follower of Lin Liang (ca. 1428-ca. 1495)
    Formerly attributed to Wang Xiao (second-half 10th century)
  • School/Tradition

    Zhe School
  • Provenance

    To 1916
    Pang Yuanji (1864-1949), Shanghai, China, to 1916 [1]
    From 1916 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Pang Yuanji, through Pang Zanchen (1881-1951) and Seaouke Yue (You Xiaoxi) (late 19th-early 20th century), in New York, in 1916 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1131, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, P'ang Catalogue: Antique Famous Chinese Paintings Collected by P'ang Lai Ch'en, no. 24.
    [2] 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), pg. 23 and pg. 37, note 118.
    Larsen explains that Pang Zanchen (the younger brother of Pang Yuanji) and Seaouke Yue were tasked by Pang Yuanji with bringing his paintings to New York to show them to Charles Lang Freer. See also, Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1131, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [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

    Looking Out, Looking In: Art in Late Imperial China (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Winged Spirits: Birds in Chinese Painting (February 11 to August 5, 2012)
    Luxury and Luminosity: Visual Culture and the Ming Court (July 3, 2004 to June 26, 2005)
    Masterpieces of Chinese Painting (II) (May 9 to December 6, 1993)
    Chinese Bird and Flower Painting (December 17, 1993 to May 31, 1994)
    Chinese Bird and Flower Painting (January 27, 1986 to June 30, 1986)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Pang Yuanji 龐元濟 (1864-1949) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Painting
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