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Two Male Figures With a Toad

Album leaf
Artist: Formerly attributed to Liang Kai 梁楷 (late 12th-early 13th century)
Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th century
Ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 24.2 x 24.4 cm (9 1/2 x 9 5/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1904
Bunkyo Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkyo Matsuki in 1904 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 479, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
Bunkyo Matsuki 松木文恭 (C.L. Freer source) (1867-1940)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), scholar, toad
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.