Boating under the Red Cliff

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Maker(s)
Artist: Wen Zhengming 文徵明 (1470-1559)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1552
Medium
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 30.5 x 141.5 cm (12 x 55 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1939.1a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
autumn, boat, China, cliff, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), river, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Bunjinga suihen. 20 vols., Tokyo. vol. 4: pl. 67.
  • Nakata Yujiro, Fu Shen. O-bei shuzo Chugoku hosho meiseki shu [Masterpieces of Chinese Calligraphy in American and European Collections]. 6 vols., Tokyo, 1981-1983. vol. 5: pls. 54-60.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1 (1982 ed.): pp. 202-203.
  • Alice Rosemary Merrill. Wen Chia (1501 - 1583): Derivation and Innovation. 2 vols. Ann Arbor. pl. 135a.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 67, vol. 1: p. 168.
  • Stephen Little. The Demon Queller and the Art of Qiu Ying (Ch'iu Ying). vol. 46, no. 1/2 Washington and Zurich. pp. 5-80, fig. 13.
  • Pang Yuanji. Hsu chai ming hua lu: Catalogue of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Author. Shanghai. p. 10.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 55.
  • Richard Edwards, Asia Society and Museum. The Art of Wen Cheng-ming (1470-1559). Exh. cat. Ann Arbor, Jan. 25 - Feb. 29; April 7 - June 7, 1976. p. 111.
  • Ursula Toyka-Fuong. Die Rote Wand: Geschichte und Dichtung in der Malerei Chinas. Bonn. p. 318, fig. 8.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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