The Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion

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Artist: Attributed to Ding Yunpeng 丁雲鵬 (1547-1628)
Calligrapher: Colophon by Wang Wenzhi 王文治 (1730-1802)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 16th--early 17th century
Ink on silk
H x W (image): 31.1 x 532 cm (12 1/4 x 209 7/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


baimiao style, bamboo, China, garden, landscape, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), playing, poet, river, scholar, water, waterfall

To 1911
Sung, Beijing, to 1911 [1]

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

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


[1] See Reserved Makimono List, L. 762, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This object was kept in the Reserved Section until 1921, when it was given a general Registration number.
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)

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

Published References
  • Ellen Mae Johnston Laing. Scholars and Sages: A Study in Chinese Figure Paintings. Ann Arbor, 1967-1986. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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