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Coromandel screen

Type
Screen (twelve-panel)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign, 1672
Medium
Black lacquer on wood core with carved and pigment and gold filled (kuancai) decoration
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 216.5 x 50.1 x 606.5 cm (85 1/4 x 19 3/4 x 238 3/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1906.42a-l

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]

Notes:

[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
Bunkyo Matsuki 松木文恭 (C.L. Freer source) (1867-1940)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Lacquer
Keyword(s)
China, Kangxi reign, Kangxi reign (1662 - 1722), lettering, qin, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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