Knick-knack Peddler and Playing Boys

Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Li Gonglin (傳)李公麟 (ca. 1049-1106)
Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, early to mid-14th century
Medium
Ink on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 21.8 x 29.4 cm (8 9/16 x 11 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1911.161e
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album leaf

Keywords
child, China, commerce, woman, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

To 1911
Li Wenqing (circa 1869-1931), Shanghai to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Li Wenqing, China, in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Album List, pg. 40, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. 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
Li Wenqing (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1869-1931

Label

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Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. "画中人 上海书画出版社." Chinese Figure Painting. Shanghai, China. .
  • James Cahill. Chinese Album Leaves in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Japan, 1961-1962. pp. 14, 38, pl. 22.
  • Craig Clunas. Screen of Kings: Royal Art and Power in Ming China. London. p. 104, fig. 45.
  • Marsha Weidner, University of California. Painting and Patronage at the Mongol Court of China, 1260-1368. Ann Arbor, Mich. pp. 138-39, pl. 86.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 55, pp. 212-213.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
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