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Coromandel screen

Screen (twelve-panel)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign, 1672
Black lacquer on wood core with carved and pigment and gold filled (kuancai) decoration
216.5 x 50.1 x 606.5 cm
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1906
Bunkyo Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1906 [1]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at Bunkyo Matsuki Collection Sale, American Art Association, New York, NY, in 1906 [2]

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


[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Screen and Panel List, S.I. 122, pg. 33, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. This object exhibits seals, colophons, or inscriptions that could provide additional information regarding the object’s history; see Curatorial Remarks in the object record for further details.

[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
C.L. Freer source: Bunkyo Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940)
On View Location
Currently not on view
China, Kangxi reign, lettering, qin, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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