Bringing a Lute to Visit a Friend

Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to He Zhen (active early 12th century)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th century
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 146.8 x 85.2 cm (57 13/16 x 33 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Accession Number
F1968.17
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
blue-and-green style, China, horseman, landscape, lute, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), pavilion, winter, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1968
Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), New York, NY, Washington, DC, and Mt. Kisco, NY [1]

From 1968
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Agnes E. Meyer in 1968 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Agnes E. Meyer’s Deed of Gift, dated July 24, 1967, where the painting is listed as no. 2 in the document’s Annex, copy in object file.

[2] See Deed of Gift, cited in note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer (1875-1959) and (1887-1970)

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum