Portraits and Documents of the Gong Family

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Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 32.3 x 1062.8 cm (12 11/16 x 418 7/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1909.208
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), portrait
Provenance

To 1909
An unnamed Mandarin owner, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from an unnamed Mandarin owner, through Riu Cheng Chai, Beijing, in 1909 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 667, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Accession List, Collections Management office. 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

Published References
  • Edmund Backhouse John Otway Percy Bland. Annals and Memoirs of the Court of Peking, From the 16th to the 20th Century., 2nd ed. London. pp. 24, 190, 260.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

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