Portrait of a Deva King

Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Wu Daozi (傳)吳道子 (active ca. 710-760)
Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, 14th century
Medium
Ink on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 127.3 x 44.2 cm (50 1/8 x 17 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1911.313a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
baimiao style, China, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

To 1911
Kita Toranosuke, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Kita Toranosuke 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. 891, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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)

Kita Toranosuke (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Label

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Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. "画中人 上海书画出版社." Chinese Figure Painting. Shanghai, China. .
  • Shane McCausland. The Mongol Century: Visual Cultures of Yuan China, 1271-1368. London. .
  • Marsha Weidner, University of California. Painting and Patronage at the Mongol Court of China, 1260-1368. Ann Arbor, Mich. pl. 24.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: p. 248.
  • Chugoku bijutsu [Chinese Art in Western Collections]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1972-1973. vol. 1: pp. 240-241, pl. 55.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 64, vol. 1: p. 167.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 24, pp. 110-111.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
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