Late Autumn and calligraphy

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

Album leaves (mounted as a hanging scroll)

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

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]


[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) and Custodian(s)

Estate of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth 1929-2014

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