Tall Bamboo and Distant Mountains, after Wang Meng

Detail of a pattern
Image 1 of 1
IIIF

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At A Glance

  • Period

    mid 20th century
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 134.7 x 42.5 cm (53 1/16 x 16 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1980.137
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1980.137

Object Details

  • Artist

    Copy of Xi Gang 奚岡 (1746-1803)
  • Provenance

    To 1960
    Chen Rentao (1906-1968), Hong Kong, and Frank Caro, C. T. Loo & Co., New York, to 1960 [1]
    From 1960 to 1979
    U.S. Customs Service, Department of the Treasury [2]
    From 1979
    Freer Gallery of Art, from October 23, 1979 [3]
    [1] This object is one of a group of 88 objects (F80.104-F80.180, FSC-S-22-25 and FSC-O-11a-h) seized in 1960 by the U.S. Customs Service, Department of the Treasury, from the dealer and collector Chen Rentao, Hong Kong and Frank Caro of C. T. Loo & Co., New York.
    The objects were deemed to have been introduced into the commerce of the United States in violation of 19 U.S.C. 1592 (Trade with Communist China).
    [2] See note 1. The object’s ownership title is based on the settlement agreement, dated November 1971, between the United States, Chen Tung Siang Wen, the executrix for Chen Rentao Estate, and Frank Caro, copy in object file.
    See U.S. Customs Service Memorandum, April 23, 1979 and a letter from Thadeus Rojek, Chief Counsel, Department of the Treasury, U.S. Custom Service, to Marie C. Malaro, Assistant General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution, dated November 29, 1979, copy in object file. The objects remained in the custody of the U.S. Customs Service office in New York until 1979.
    [3] The object was transferred to the Freer Gallery of Art on October 23, 1979.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Chinese Paintings: Recent Accessions (March 20, 1982 to October 13, 1982)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Chen Rentao 陳仁濤 (1906-1968)
    U.S. Customs Service
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Transfer from the United States Customs Service, Department of the Treasury
  • Type

    Painting
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