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


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

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]


[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 shi. 8 vols., Tokyo, 1981-1988. pl. 127.
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles. 7 vols., New York and London, 1956-1958. pl. 362.
  • Osvald Siren. Kinas Konst Under Tre Artusenden. 2 vols., Stockholm, 1942-1943. 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.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. pp. 214-215.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
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