Swallows and Willow Tree

Maker(s)
Artist: Mao Yi 毛益 (active 1160-1175)
Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, late 12th century
Medium
Ink on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 25 x 24.9 cm (9 13/16 x 9 13/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1944.51
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Fan (mounted as album leaf)

Keywords
China, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), swallow, willow tree, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1944
Tonying and Company, Inc. New York to 1944

From 1944
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, Inc., New York in 1944 [1]

Notes:

[1] See note 1 on folder sheet. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

Label

To learn more about this and similar objects, visit http://www.asia.si.edu/SongYuan/default.asp Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy.

Published References
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: p. 239.
  • James Cahill. Chinese Album Leaves in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Japan, 1961-1962. cover, p. 9.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 40, vol. 1: p. 158.
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 13.
  • Sherman Lee. Buddhist Art. Detroit. pp. 33, 58.
  • Noelle Giuffrida. Separating Sheep from Goats: Sherman E. Lee and Chinese Art Collecting in Postwar America. p. 38, fig. 19.
  • Smithsonian Institution. Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1945. Washington. p. 51, pl. 2.
  • Unknown article. no. 26, June 1958. p. 64.
  • Sherman Lee. A Probable Sung Buffalo Painting. vol. 12 Washington and Zurich, 1949. p. 294.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
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