Landscapes Depicting Images From Zhu Yunming’s Poems

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Maker(s)
Artist: Shitao (1642-1707) Colophons by Zhang Daqian 張大千 (China, 1899-1983)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, early 18th century
Medium
Ink or ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image, each): 27.2 x 20.3 cm (10 11/16 x 8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — funds provided by the B.Y. Lam Foundation Fund
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1993.5a-p
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album

Keywords
China, mountain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1931
Mr. Edo, Kyoto. [1]

From 1931 to ?
Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), acquired from Mr. Edo in Kyoto in 1931. [2]

From ?
N.P. Wang, purchased from Zhang Daqian. [3]

From at least 1960 to ?
Jean-Pierre Dubosc (1904-1988), Switzerland. [4]

From ? to 1992
Li Family Qunyuzhai Collection. [5]

1992
Christie’s, New York sale, “Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Li Family Qunyuzhai,” Christie’s, New York, Dec 2, 1992, lot no. 213, “Landscapes depicting Images from Zhu Yunming’s Peoms”. [6]

From 1992
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased at auction, “Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Li Family Qunyuzhai,”Christie’s, New York, Dec 2, 1992, lot no. 213, “Landscapes depicting Images from Zhu Yunming’s Peoms”. [7]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. According to notes from the curatorial remark “During World War II, Zhang carried the album to Sichuan. After the war, Zhang Daqian’s trip to Dunhuang placed him heavily in debt, forcing him to sell all the good paintings in his collection. After being introduced by Xie Zhiliu, he sold this album to N.P. Wang.”

[3] See note 2.

[4] See note 1. According to notes from the curatorial remark, Zhang Daqian saw this album at his friend, Jean-Pierre Dubosc’s house in Switzerland in 1960.

[5] The album was from the Li Family Qunyuzhai Collection, when the Freer Gallery of Art purchased it from Christie’s, New York sale. See Christie’s auction catalog, “Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Li Family Qunyuzhai,”Christie’s, New York, Dec 2, 1992.

[6] See note 5.

[7] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office. See also object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Christie's (New York)
Qunyuzhai Li Family
N.P. Wang
Mr. Edo
Zhang Daqian China, 1899-1983
Jean-Pierre Dubosc 1903-1988

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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