Realm of the Immortals

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Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Li Gonglin (傳)李公麟 (ca. 1049-1106)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 17th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 41.5 x 948.7 cm (16 5/16 x 373 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1918.13
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
baimiao style, China, crane, Daoist Immortals, emperor, landscape, lotus, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), mountain, music, musician, palace, pavilion, phoenix, woman
Provenance

To 1918
Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1918 [1]

From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang, in New York, in 1918 [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. 1295, 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

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. "画中人 上海书画出版社." Chinese Figure Painting. Shanghai, China. .
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 13.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 34, pp. 138-141.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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