Lotus and Ducks

Maker(s)
Artist: Bada Shanren 八大山人 (朱耷) (1626-1705)
Colophon: Colophon by Wu Changshuo 吳昌碩 (1844-1927)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, ca. 1696
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 185 x 95.8 cm (72 13/16 x 37 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Bequest from the collection of Wang Fangyu and Sum Wai, donated in their memory by Mr. Shao F. Wang
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1998.45
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
China, duck, lotus, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Shao F. Wang collection, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1997
Wang Fangyu (1913-1997) and Sum Wai (1918-1996), to 1997 [1]

To 1998
Shao F. Wang, New York and Short Hills, NJ, by descent, to 1998 [2]

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Shao F. Wang in 1998

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 2, Joseph Chang and Stephen D. Allee, May 7, 1998, and Joseph Chang and Stephen D. Allee, August 18, 1998, in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Shao F. Wang
Wang Fangyu 1913-1997
Sum Wai 1918-1996

Published References
  • Will Deming. Rethinking Religion: A Concise Introduction. New York. p. 21.
  • Monique Rollins: Beijing Memory, Nostalgia Paintings. Bejing, China. p. 23.
  • James T. Ulak. A Decade of Remarkable Growth: Acquisitions by the Freer and Sackler Galleries. vol. 166 no. 548 London, 2007. p. 40.
  • Yuan Li. "近距离阅读大师." Exploring the Enigmas of Bada Shanren – Freer’s Special Exhibition Review., 284. Shanghai, May 2016. p. 66.
  • Joseph Chang, Quianshen Bai, Catalogue by Stephen Allee. In Pursuit of Heavenly Harmony: Paintings and Calligraphy by Bada Shanren from the Bequest of Wang Fangyu and Sum Wai. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 9, pp. 66-67.
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 244-251, fig. 3.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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