Master Clam Catches a Shrimp

Historical period(s)
Southern Song dynasty, mid 13th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 75.4 x 28 cm (29 11/16 x 11 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1964.9a-h
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
Buddhism, China, shrimp, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), WWII-era provenance, Zen Buddhism
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
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
  • 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: p. 250.
  • Sherman Lee. Tea Taste in Japanese Art. Exh. cat. New York. pp. 15-17, 94.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 22, pp. 106-107.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
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