Riu Cheng Chai, Beijing, to 1911 
From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Riu Cheng Chai in 1911 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 714, 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.
 See note 1.
 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)
Riu Cheng Chai (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Braving the waves and flying on cranes, immortals arrive at a Daoist palace atop a bank of clouds and skyscraping peaks to pay homage to Jen, the God of Infinity. Because immortals were believed to prefer living in high buildings, Daoist architecture is rife with towers and pavilions. The blazing light behind the building marks its extraordinary status as an immortal palace.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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