Coromandel screen

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign, 1672
Medium
Black lacquer on wood core with carved and pigment and gold filled (kuancai) decoration
Dimensions
H x W x D: 216.5 x 50.1 x 606.5 cm (85 1/4 x 19 3/4 x 238 3/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.42a-l
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Lacquer
Type

Screen (twelve-panel)

Keywords
China, Kangxi reign (1662 - 1722), lettering, qin, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

To 1906
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1906 [1]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at Bunkio Matsuki Collection Sale, American Art Association, New York, NY, in 1906 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Screen and Panel List, S.I. 122, pg. 33, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Curatorial Remark 1 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

Published References
  • Lacquer: An International History and Illustrated Survey. New York. title p., p. 61.
  • W.G. de Kesel G. Dhont. Coromandel Lacquer Screens. Ghent. pp. 49-49, ill. 31.
  • David Ren. Chinese Lacquered Furniture. China. pp. 302-303.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum