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
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
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
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