Guanyin of the Water Moon 水月觀音菩薩像

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Dunhuang, Gansu province, China
  • Material

    Ink and color on silk
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 106.8 x 58.9 cm (42 1/16 x 23 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    By 1837-?
    Liang Chang-chü (1775-1849), method of acquisition unknown [1]
    Yamanaka and Co., New York method of acquisition unknown [2]
    From 1930
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Co., New York [3]
    [1] See Zhangju Liang, "Illustrated Catalogue of Famous Paintings from the Great Collection of the Celebrated Connoisseur of Art, Liang Chang-Chü of Foochow, compiled 1837, translated into English 1919," [book] (China: 1919), fig. 3 (illustrated). Liang Chang-chü (known also as Liang Zhangju and Liang Tui-an) was a Provincial Administration Commissioner in Guangxi from 1836 to 1841, and in Jiangsu in 1841.
    [2] See Yamanaka and Co. invoice to Freer Gallery of Art, January 4, 1930, and marked approved on February 28, 1930, by J. E. Lodge, copy in object file.
    [3] See note 2.
    Research updated April 18, 2023
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Masterpieces of Chinese Painting (IV) (June 12 to November 28, 2010)
    Masterpieces of Chinese Painting (III) (May 29, 1999 to January 30, 2000)
    Masterpieces of Chinese Painting (II) (May 9 to December 6, 1993)
    Masterpieces of Chinese Painting (I) (August 3, 1984 to February 7, 1985)
    Chinese Figure Painting (September 17, 1973 to January 3, 1975)
    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
    Chinese Paintings (June 5, 1957 to January 1, 1963)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Sculpture (November 15, 1944 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, Shahnama and Chinese Art (March 24, 1930 to May 5, 1933)
    Stone Sculpture, Buddhist Bronze, and Chinese Painting (May 2, 1923 to February 25, 1956)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965)
    Liang Chang-chü (1775-1849)
  • Origin

    Dunhuang, Gansu province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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