Inkstone with waterscape

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


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


[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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