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Snow-laden Plum Branches 《雪梅圖》

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)
Artist: Anonymous (Chinese), Formerly attributed to Yang Buzhi (傳)楊補之 (1098-1169)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Ink and color on silk
140.7 x 61.4 cm
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

Loon Gu Sai, Beijing 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Loon Gu Sai, Beijing in 1909 [2]

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


[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 623, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Ingrid Larsen, "'Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures': Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum," Ars Orientalis vol. 40 (2011), Loon Gu Sai was possibly Lunguzhai, a store in the antiques district of Liulichang.
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: Loon Gu Sai
On View Location
Currently not on view
China, flower, plum blossom, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), snow
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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