Cai Wenji Returning to China

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Maker(s)
Artist: Traditionally attributed to Chen Juzhong (late 12th-early 13th century)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (painting): 28.9 x 118.4 cm (11 3/8 x 46 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1916.559
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
camel, Central Asia, China, horse, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), travel, woman
Provenance

To 1916
Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang in 1916 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1103, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Wang Jiantang (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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