Happy Fishermen of the River Village

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Maker(s)
Artist: Shen Zhou 沈周 (1427-1509)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, ca. 1480s
Medium
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 24.8 x 169 cm (9 3/4 x 66 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1939.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, fishing, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), river, water, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Bunjinga suihen. 20 vols., Tokyo. vol. 4: pl. 26.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1 (1982 ed.): pp. 234-235.
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles. 7 vols., New York and London, 1956-1958. vol. 6: pls. 188-189.
  • Laurence Sickman, Alexander Coburn Soper. The Art and Architecture of China. The Pelican History of Art London and Baltimore. pl. 134.
  • Hugo Munsterberg. The Landscape Painting of China and Japan., 1st ed. Rutland, Vermont. pl. 53.
  • Paul Allan Berry. Tanomura Chikuden 1777-1835: Man Amidst the Mountains. 4 vols. Ann Arbor. pls. 12, 86.
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 17.
  • Richard Edwards. The Field of Stones: A Study of the Art of Shen Chou (1427-1509). Oriental Studies Series, no. 5 Washington, 1962. cat. 27, p. 97, pl. 15.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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