Late Autumn and calligraphy

Maker(s)
Artist: Shi Lu 石魯 (1919-1982)
Historical period(s)
early 1970's
Medium
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (painting): 39.8 × 36.3 cm (15 11/16 × 14 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Robert H. Ellsworth
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F2017.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy, Painting
Type

Album leaves (mounted as a hanging scroll)

Keywords
autumn, China, Modern period (1912 - present), persimmon, Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection
Provenance

From at least 1987-88 to 2014
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (1929-2014), New York, New York. [1]

From 2014 to 2017
Estate of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, New York, New York. [2]

From 2017
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, New York. [3]

Notes:

[1] According to Acquisition Justification, Mr. Ellsworth was in the possession of this calligraphy from at least in 1987-88. “In 1987-88 he gave eight works of calligraphy to the Freer Gallery of Art. Six works came to [Freer and Sackler Galleries] immediately, but Mr. Ellsworth retained these two favorite pieces for display in his home until his demise. Following settlement of his estate, they have been delivered to the museum.” See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Estate of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth 1929-2014

Published References
  • Robert Hatfield Ellsworth. Later Chinese Painting and Calligraphy: 1800-1950., 1st edition. New York. C161.01, 244, 357.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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