Small Birds, Bamboo and Rocks 竹石小鳥圖 (軸)

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 164 x 90.6 cm (64 9/16 x 35 11/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Bada Shanren 八大山人 (朱耷) (1626-1705)
    Addition and two colophons by Zhang Daqian 張大千 (China, 1899-1983)
  • Provenance

    To 1997
    Wang Fangyu (1913-1997) and Sum Wai (1918-1996), to 1997 [1]
    To 1998
    Shao F. Wang, New York and Short Hills, NJ, by descent, to 1998 [2]
    From 1998
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Shao F. Wang in 1998
    [1] According to Curatorial Note 1, Joseph Chang and Stephen D. Allee, May 7, 1998, and Joseph Chang and Stephen D. Allee, August 18, 1998, in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Looking Out, Looking In: Art in Late Imperial China (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Enigmas: The Art of Bada Shanren (1626-1705) (June 20, 2015 to January 3, 2016)
    Masterpieces of Chinese Painting (IV) (June 12 to November 28, 2010)
    After the Madness: The Secular Life, Art, and Imitation of Bada Shanren (1626-1705) (February 16 to July 27, 2003)
    A Literati Life in the Twentieth Century: Wang Fangyu - Artist, Scholar, Connoisseur (February 11 to June 20, 1999)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Wang Fangyu (1913-1997)
    Sum Wai (1918-1996)
    Shao F. Wang
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Bequest from the collection of Wang Fangyu and Sum Wai, donated in their memory by Mr. Shao F. Wang
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