Ink Orchid

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Maker(s)
Artist: Copy after Zheng Sixiao (1241-1318)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty-Modern period, 19th-20th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 25.4 x 94.5 cm (10 x 37 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1933.9
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, Modern period (1912 - present), orchid, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
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
  • Sze Mai-Mai. The Tao of Painting: A Study for the Ritual Disposition of Chinese Painting. Bollingen Series, no. 49 2 vols., New York. pl. 9.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1 (1982 ed.): pp. 214-215.
  • 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.
  • Li Hui-lin. Garden Flowers of China. Chronica Botanica, An International Biological and Agricultural Series, no. 19 New York. pl. 6.
  • Abe Fusajiro. Abe Fusajiro shi kizo Chugoku kaiga mokuroku [An Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of Abe Fusajiro]. Osaka. pl. 7.
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 12.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
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