Egrets and Lotus

Artist: Style of Lü Ji (ca. 1420-ca. 1505)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century
Ink and color on silk
H x W: 97.7 x 43.1 cm (38 7/16 x 16 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Kyoichi Itoh
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll (unmounted)

bird, China, egret, flower, lotus, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), WWII-era provenance

To 1993
Silverman Galleries, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia. [1]

Mr. Kyoichi Itoh, purchased from Silverman Galleries, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia. [2]

From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mr. Kyoichi Itoh. [3]


[1] Mr. Kyoichi Itoh purchased the hanging scroll in 1993 from Silverman Galleries, Inc. See Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Silverman Galleries, Inc.
Mr. Kyoichi Itoh

Published References
  • January 3, 1994, The Washington Post. Washington, January 3, 1994. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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