Narcissus

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Maker(s)
Artist: Traditionally attributed to Zhao Mengjian (1199-ca. 1267)
Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, 13th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 31.5 x 76.6 cm (12 3/8 x 30 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1933.8
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, flower, narcissus, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)
Provenance

To 1933
Tonying and Company, New York to 1933 [1]

From 1933
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, New York in 1933 [2]

Notes:

[1] See undated folder sheet note, object file, Collections Management Office. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

Published References
  • Pang Yuanji. Hsu chai ming hua lu: Catalogue of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Author. Shanghai. .
  • Song Dynasty Paintings Project. multi-volumed, . .
  • Benjamin Rowland, Laurence Sickman, H. G. Henderson, Robert Treat Paine, Richard Ettinghausen, Eric Schroeder. The University Prints. Oriental Art Series O 4 vols. Newton, Massachusetts, 1938-1941. Section 2: Early Chinese Art, pl. 230.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1 (1982 ed.): pp. 214-215.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga shi. 8 vols., Tokyo, 1981-1988. vol. 2, pl. 127.
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles. 7 vols., New York and London, 1956-1958. vol. 3: pl. 362.
  • Osvald Siren. Kinas Konst Under Tre Artusenden. 2 vols., Stockholm, 1942-1943. vol. 2: pl. 94.
  • and Publisher New Orient Society of America. Oriental Art in America: Recent Accessions in American Museums. Chicago. pl. 20.
  • Li Hui-lin. Garden Flowers of China. Chronica Botanica, An International Biological and Agricultural Series, no. 19 New York. pl. 3.
  • untitled. vol. 35, no. 2, April 1956. cover, insert.
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 12.
  • Mabel Irene Huggins. To Welcome the New Year., January 1955. pp. 13-16.
  • Jean Buhot. Arts de la Chine. Arts du Monde Paris. p. 123, pl. 89.
  • Saehyang P. Chung. Yun Shou-p'ing (1633-1690) and the Orthodox Tradition of Chinese Bird and Flower Paintings. Ann Arbor. p. 195.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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