Boating under the Red Cliff

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Artist: Wen Zhengming ζ–‡εΎ΅ζ˜Ž (1470-1559)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1552
Ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 30.5 x 141.5 cm (12 x 55 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase β€” Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


autumn, boat, China, cliff, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), river, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

Published References
  • Bunjinga suihen. 20 vols., Tokyo. 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. pls. 54-60.
  • Alice Rosemary Merrill. Wen Chia (1501 - 1583): Derivation and Innovation. 2 vols. Ann Arbor. pl. 135a.
  • 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.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 67, p. 168.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. pp. 202-203.
  • 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
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum