Inkstone with waterscape

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty to modern period, late 19th-early 20th century
Medium
Dark gray, fine-grained rock; carved wood box
Dimensions
H x W x D: 15 x 22.1 x 5 cm (5 7/8 x 8 11/16 x 1 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz in memory of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1995.4a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Tool and Equipment
Type

Inkstone

Keywords
China, crab, duck, lotus, Modern period (1912 - present), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), writing, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Probably from ca. 1920s to 1970
Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), Washington, DC, and Mt. Kisco, NY, probably from ca. 1920s [1]

From 1970 to 1992
Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz, Armonk, NY, by descent from her mother, Agnes E. Meyer in 1970 [2]

From 1992
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Elizabeth Meyer Lorenz in 1992 [3]

Notes:

[1] According to information included in Thomas Lawton’s Report, dated January 6, 1995, in object file.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz’s Deed of Gift, dated June 12, 1995, in object file.

Previous Owner(s)

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer (1875-1959) and (1887-1970)
Agnes E. Meyer 1887-1970
Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz 1913-2001

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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