Fan with frogs and calligraphy

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1944
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and color on paper mounted to wooden frame
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (open): 50.3 × 65.6 × 2.5 cm (19 13/16 × 25 13/16 × 1 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Qi Baishi 齊白石 (1864-1957)
  • Provenance

    From at least 1997-8 to 2014
    Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (1929-2014), New York, New York. [1]
    From 2014 to 2017
    Estate of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, New York, New York. [2]
    From 2017
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, New York. [3]
    [1] According to the Acquisition Justification, Mr. Ellsworth was in the possession of this fan from at least 1997-8 when this fan was first considered for acquisition, but at that time Mr. Ellsworth chose to retain this fan for his collection; it remained in his home until his death. See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [3] See note 2.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (1929-2014)
    Estate of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Robert H. Ellsworth
  • Type

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