Watching the Tidal Bore at Qiantang in cursive script

Artist: Xu Wei 徐渭 (1521-1593)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1580s
Ink on paper
H x W (image): 131.1 × 31.6 cm (51 5/8 × 12 7/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Regents' Collections Acquisition Program
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

China, cursive script, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Katharine P. Burnett. Dimensions of Originality: Essays on Seventeenth-Century Chinese Art Theory and Criticism. Hong Kong. .
  • 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. vol. 5: pls. 107-108.
  • Constance Bond. Body and Face in Chinese Visual Culture. Harvard East Asian Monographs, no. 239 Cambridge, Massachusetts. .
  • Kathleen Yang. Through a Chinese Connoisseur's Eye: Private Notes of C.C. Wang. Beijing. p.341, fig.129.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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