Grapevine in Wind and Moonlight

Maker(s)
Artist: Wang Liangchen
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 188.4 x 60.2 cm (74 3/16 x 23 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.240
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
China, grape, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), moon
Provenance

To 1916
Li Wenqing (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Li Wenqing, in New York, in 1916 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1044, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Li Wenqing (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1869 - 1931

Published References
  • Kachoga no sekai (Flower and Bird Paintings of Japan). 11 vols., Tokyo, 1981-1983. .
  • Chugoku bijutsu (Chinese Art in Western Collections). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1972-1973. pl. 76.
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Paintings in American Collections. Annales du Musee Guimet. Bibliotheque d'art. Nouvelle serie. II Paris and Brussels, 1927-1928. pl. 163.
  • Frederick William Gookin. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Paintings, Sculptures and Jade Objects from the Collection formed by Charles Lang Freer, and Given by Him to the Nation through the Smithsonian Institution, Exhibition November 15 to December 8, 1917. Exh. cat. Chicago, November 15 - December 8, 1917. cat. 68, frontispiece.
  • Grace Dunham Guest. Art in Washington (Forerunner of the General Convention), The Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, March 1928. p. 35.
  • Coming Exhibitions. vol. 11, no. 3 Chicago, November 1917. p. 246-248.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. p. 252.
  • Dagny Carter. Four Thousand Years of China's Art. New York. p. 324.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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