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Dhyana Buddha

Type
Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Medium
Color on paper panel
Dimension(s)
H x W: 105.5 x 79.3 cm (41 9/16 x 31 1/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.104

To 1917
Lee Van Ching (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lee Van Ching, in New York, in 1917 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1150, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Voucher No. 18, December 1916.

[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
Lee Van Ching 李文卿 (C.L. Freer source) (ca. 1869 - 1931)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Keyword(s)
Buddha, Buddhism, China, dhyana mudra, halo, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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