Rapids in a Mountain Valley

Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Xia Gui 夏珪 (active ca. 1195-1230)
Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, 13th century
Medium
Ink on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 137 × 91.5 cm (53 15/16 × 36 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1911.254
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
China, river, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), water
Provenance

To 1911
Lung Wen-sai, China, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lung Wen-sai, in China, in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 812, 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)

Lung Wen-sai (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Song Dynasty Paintings Project. multi-volumed, . .
  • Ludwig Bachhofer. A Short History of Chinese Art. New York. pl. 109.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: p. 250.
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Paintings in American Collections. Annales du Musee Guimet. Bibliotheque d'art. Nouvelle serie. II Paris and Brussels, 1927-1928. pl. 137.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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