Panel with narrative scene and flowers for a screen

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Silk tapestry (kesi): silk, metal-wrapped threads, and ink on cotton cloth backing
H x W: 102 x 26 cm (40 3/16 x 10 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Costume and Textile, Furniture and Furnishing

Tapestry: kesi

China, flower, man, painted, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), rock, slit tapestry, tapestry, tree

From at least 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), acquired from an unidentified source, from at least 1902 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]


[1] See Reserved Textile List, R. 3, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. No record of purchase other than price.

[2] 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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