Peach Blossom Spring

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Artist: Shitao (1642-1707)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1690s-early 1700s
Ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 25 x 157.8 cm (9 13/16 x 62 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


China, Peach Blossom Spring, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Mary Tregear. Chinese Art. London. pl. 136.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: pp. 232-33.
  • Jonathan Hay. Shitao: Painting and Modernity in Early Qing China., reprint. Taibei shi. .
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 56, vol. 1: p. 164.
  • Ronald G. Knapp. Chinese Houses: The Architectural Heritage of a Nation. North Clarendon, Vermont. p. 9.
  • Fu Shen, Jan Stuart. Challenging the Past: The Paintings of Chang Dai-Chien. Exh. cat. Washington and Seattle. p. 29, fig. 10.
  • Frank Gutlein. Between Two Worlds., July-August 1963. pp. 31-33.
  • Susan E. Nelson. On Through to the Beyond: The Peach Blossom Spring as Paradise. no. 39 New York and Honolulu, HI. p. 42.
  • Ann McClellan. Bonsai and Penjing: Ambassadors of Peace & Beauty. Clarendon, Vermont. p. 49.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 57.
  • Scientific Studies of Pigments in Chinese Paintings. Washington, DC. p. 58.
  • House, Home, Family: Living and Being Chinese. Spatial Habitus New York. p. 96.
  • Mario Bussagli. Chinese Painting. Cameo London and New York. p. 144, pl. 69.
  • James Cahill. Chinese Painting. Treasures of Asia Geneva and Cleveland. p. 181.
  • Helmut Brinker, Marc Nürnberger. Shitao: Aufgezeichnete Worte des Monchs Bittermelone zur Malerei. Mainz. pp. 204-205.
  • Michael Sullivan. The Arts of China., 3rd ed. Berkeley. p. 234.
  • Kathleen Yang. Through a Chinese Connoisseur's Eye: Private Notes of C.C. Wang. Beijing. p.342, fig.131.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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