Twelve flowers and poems

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Maker(s)
Artist: Xu Wei 徐渭 (1521-1593)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 32.8 x 544 cm (12 15/16 x 214 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1954.8
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, chrysanthemum, flower, hibiscus, lotus, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), orchid, peony, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • "明畫全集.第十卷第三册.徐渭." The Complete Works of Ming Dynasty . Volume 10, Number 3. Xu Wei. vol. 10, Number 3. Xu Wei, Hangzhou, China. pgs. 166-197, fig. 8.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: pp. 216-217.
  • Constance Bond. Body and Face in Chinese Visual Culture. Harvard East Asian Monographs, no. 239 Cambridge, Massachusetts. .
  • Richard M. Barnhart. Peach Blossom Spring: Gardens and Flowers in Chinese Paintings. Exh. cat. New York. fig. 6.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 69, vol. 1: p. 169.
  • Francois Cheng. Toute beaute est singuliere: peintres chinois de la Voie excentrique. Paris. p. 30.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 56.
  • Calendar of Exhibitions. vol. 16, no. 5 Hong Kong, May 1985. p. 59.
  • Maggie Bickford. Bones of Jade, Soul of Ice: The Flowering Plum in Chinese Art. Exh. cat. New Yaven, Connecticut. p. 105.
  • James Cahill. Chinese Painting. Treasures of Asia Geneva and Cleveland. p. 154.
  • Peter C. Swann. Art of China, Korea, and Japan. New York. p. 182, fig. 174.
  • Fu Shen, with major contributions by Jan Stuart. Challenging the Past: The Paintings of Chang Dai-Chien. Exh. cat. Washington and Seattle. p. 222, fig. 105.
  • Betty Ecke. A Study on Hsu Wei. vol. 5 Washington and Ann Arbor, 1963. pp. 243-254, pls. 4, 6, 8.
  • Hans Hertel, Bodil Bierring. Verdens Litteratur Historie. 7 vols., Oslo. p. 375.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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