Twenty-four Buddhist Figures

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Maker(s)
Artist: Chen Xian 陳賢 (ca. 1635-1675) Frontispiece: Mu'an Xingtao 木菴性瑫 (1611-1684)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1643
School
Obaku
Medium
Ink and color on satin
Dimensions
H x W (image): 49.5 x 731.3 cm (19 1/2 x 287 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1955.17
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
Buddhism, China, fly whisk, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), prayer beads, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. "画中人 上海书画出版社." Chinese Figure Painting. Shanghai, China. .
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: pp. 218-221.
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles. 7 vols., New York and London, 1956-1958. vol. 6: pl. 323.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 33, pp. 134-137.
  • Aschwin Lippe. Ch'en Hsien, Painter of Lohans. vol. 5 Washington and Ann Arbor. pp. 255-258, pls. 5-7.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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