Wintry Trees and Sheep

Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, mid 14th century
Medium
Ink on silk
Dimensions
H x W: 112 x 48.3 cm (44 1/8 x 19 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1970.33
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
China, landscape, sheep, tree, WWII-era provenance, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

Luo Zhenyu (1866-1940) [1]

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

From 1970
Freer Gallery of Art, bequeathed by Agnes E. Meyer in 1970 [2]

Notes:

[1] An inscription on the outside label written by Luo Zhenyu includes a reference to “the Xuetang collection,” see “Song and Yuan Painting and Calligraphy,” http://www.asia.si.edu/SongYuan/F1970.33/F1970-33.Documentation.pdf, accessed on June 7, 2012.

[2] The painting is included in Agnes E. Meyer’s will and testament dated December 23, 1969, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s)

Luo Zhenyu 1866-1940
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer (1875-1959) and (1887-1970)

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
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: p. 252.
  • Thomas Lawton. Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Memorial Exhibition. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 21, pp. 42-43.
  • Luwen Hu. From Grassland to Garden-On the Embroidery Nine Goats Heralding the New Year. vol. 50, no. 5 Hong Kong, September/October 2019. p. 129, fig. 11.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
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