Illustrations for Traditional Texts Written by Six Ming Dynasty Calligraphers

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Artist: Qiu Ying 仇英 (ca. 1494-1552)
Calligrapher: Peng NIan (1505-1566) Zhu Yunming (1460-1526) Wen Zhengming 文徵明 (1470-1559) Wang Chong (1494-1533) Cai Yu (-1541) Lu Shidao (ca. 1510-1570) Zhou Tianqiu (1514-1595) Weng Fanggang (1733-1818)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, mid 16th century
Ink on paper
H x W (image 6, Nymph of the Luo River): 16.1 x 15.5 cm (6 5/16 x 6 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


baimiao style, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Nine Songs, Nymph of the Luo River, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. "画中人 上海书画出版社." Chinese Figure Painting. Shanghai, China. .
  • Nakata Yujiro, Fu Shen. O-bei shuzo Chugoku hosho meiseki shu (Masterpieces of Chinese Calligraphy in American and European Collections). 6 vols., Tokyo, 1981-1983. pls. 27-34.
  • Stephen Little. The Demon Queller and the Art of Qiu Ying (Ch'iu Ying). vol. 46, no. 1/2 Washington and Zurich. pp. 5-80, fig. 8.
  • Lu Hsin-yuan. Jang-li-kuan kuo-yen lu. no. 19. pp. 5b-9b.
  • Julia Murray. A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980. Exh. cat. Washington, 1979. cat. 33, p. 42.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 55.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 9, p. 58-69.
  • Unknown title. vol. 27 New York and Honolulu, 1973-1974. p. 97, fig. 17.
  • Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying. Exh. cat. Los Angeles and Munich, Germany. p. 140 and 213, figs 35a, 35b, and 35c.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. p. 258-259.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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