Tapestry: bamboos, flowers, birds, and insects

Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, 1575-1725
Medium
Hanging scroll; color on silk
Dimensions
H x W: 129.4 x 56.4 cm (50 15/16 x 22 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1919.133
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile, Furniture and Furnishing
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
bamboo, bird, China, flower, fungus-of-immortality, garden rock, insect, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), painted, peony, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), slit tapestry, tapestry
Provenance

To 1919
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1919 [1]

1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi in 1919 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1328, 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
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century

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