A Luohan and attendant with Buddha in cloud

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, ca. 1708
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (a): 45.3 x 41.2 cm (17 13/16 x 16 1/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1914.25a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album leaf

Keywords
attendant, bell, Buddha, Buddhism, China, cloud, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

From 1913
Edgar Worth, Paris, acquired in Beijing in 1913 [1]

To 1914
Bourgeois Gallery, New York purchased from Edgar Worth, to 1914 [2]

From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the Bourgeois Gallery, New York, in the spring of 1914 [3]

From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remark 3, Charles Lang Freer, in the object record: "The eight panels nos. S.I. 102 to 109, both inclusive, of Lohans were found by Mr. Edgar Worth in Peking during 1913. At that time the pictures were bound in an album along with eight sheets of Buddhistic manuscript writing. Mr. Worth took the album to Paris, and later sold it to Mr. Bourgeois, of the Bourgeois Gallery, New York. The eight paintings contained in the album, while in the possession of the Bourgeois Gallery, were removed from the album and framed separately. During the spring of 1914, I purchased the paintings, manuscripts, and album-cover from the Bourgeois Gallery, New York."
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. See also, Original Panel List, L. 103, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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)

Bourgeois Gallery (C.L. Freer source)
Edgar Worth
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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