Caparisoned Elephant and Attendant

Maker(s)
Artist: Traditionally attributed to Guanxiu (傳)貫休 (822-912)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century
Medium
Ink, color, and traces of gold on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 56 x 37.9 cm (22 1/16 x 14 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1915.19
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
attendant, China, elephant, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Provenance

To 1915
L.C. Pang Collection (1864-1949), Chekiang, China, to 1915 [1]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the L.C. Pang Collection, through C. T. Loo, in San Francisco, in 1915 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 957, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, P'ang Catalogue, 1915, pg. 21.

[2] According to an Accession List note, Charles Lang Freer purchased F1915.17- F1915.26 from the L.C. Pang Collection of Chekiang, China, through C. T. Loo, while at San Francisco in April 1915. Payment was made through Leyer and Co. of Shanghai, China. See Voucher no. 3, May 1915. According to Curatorial Remark 6 in the object record, this object was exhibited at The Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, 1917, no. 22.

[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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Pang Yuanji (C.L. Freer source) 1864-1949

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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