string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_F1917.185" Retinue of the Minister of Water 下元水官圖 - National Museum of Asian Art

Retinue of the Minister of Water 下元水官圖

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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 14th century
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 49.9 x 263.5 cm (19 5/8 x 103 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1917.185
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1917.185

Object Details

  • Artist

    Attributed to He Cheng 何澄 (1224-after 1315)
  • Provenance

    To 1917
    Probably Wanyan Jingxian (circa 1848 - circa 1927-29), Beijing, to 1917 [1]
    From 1917 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), probably purchased from Wanyan Jingxian, through Seaouke Yue (You Xiaoxi) (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, and Pang Lai Chen (Pang Yuanji) (1864-1949), Shanghai, in Detroit in 1917 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] 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. 28 and pg. 38 (notes 146 and 147), Pang Yuanji and Seaouke Yue were paid a commission by Charles Lang Freer for facilitating the sale of five objects (F1917.183- .187) belonging to a "Peking gentleman." Larsen presents evidence and infers that Wanyan Jingxian was likely the unnamed Peking gentleman. See also, Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1179, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    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

    Daoism in the Arts in China (December 16, 2006 to July 1, 2007)
    Masterpieces of Chinese Painting (III) (May 29, 1999 to January 30, 2000)
    Chinese Figure Painting (September 17, 1973 to January 3, 1975)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Wanyan Jingxian (ca. 1848-ca. 1927-29) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Painting
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