Satin, embroidered. in the form of a large hanging

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1852
Medium
Satin-weave silk with silk and gold threads
Dimensions
H x W: 435.5 x 311.2 cm (171 7/16 x 122 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.260
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile, Furniture and Furnishing
Type

Wall hanging

Keywords
China, embroidery, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), satin stitch, stem stitch
Provenance

To 1902
Samuel Colman (1832-1920), New York, NY, and Newport, RI, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Samuel Colman collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, March 19-22 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Textile List, R. 2, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Samuel Colman was collecting Asian objects by at least 1880 (see F1902.86, Curatorial Remark 5, Louise Cort, April 20, 2007, in the object record). 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Samuel Colman (C.L. Freer source) 1832-1920
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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