Map of the Grand Canal

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Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, early 18th century
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 50.3 x 860 cm (19 13/16 x 338 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Paul Wilson and Mrs. Margery Wilson Sands
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1997.40
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, map, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance, Yangzi River, Yellow River
Provenance

From 1930s
Family of Dr. Paul Wilson, from the 1930s [1]

To 1997
Dr. Paul Wilson, by descent, until 1997 [2]

From 1997
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dr. Paul Wilson and Mrs. Margery Wilson Sands in 1997

Notes:

[1] The donor was born in China to U.S. missionary parents. The painting belonged to his father, and it has remained in the family since the 1930s, coming to this country before WWII (according to Curatorial Note 4, Joseph Chang, December 9, 1997, in the object record).

[2] See Note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Family of Dr. Paul Wilson
Margery Wilson Sands
Paul Wilson

Published References
  • Wen C. Fong, Jerome Silbergeld. Bridges to Heaven: Essays on East Asian Art in honor of Professor Wen C. Fong. 2 volume set, Princeton. .
  • Yao Wang. Qingdai Jing-Hang dayunhe quantu chutan [A Preliminary Investigation of Qing Dynasty Maps of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal]. vol. 136, no. 2 Beijing. pp. 91-108, 162.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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