H x W (image): 109.9 x 52.7 cm (43 1/4 x 20 3/4 in)
Buddhism, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), mountain, waterfall, Arhat, temple, bridge, China, miracle, Chinese Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Southern Song dynasty
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
The Daitoku-ji Temple, Kyoto  From 1907 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Tokyo in 1907  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  According to Curatorial Remark 8, citing Thomas Lawton, catalogue entry 19 of "Chinese Figure Painting," 1973: "At the end of the nineteenth century, the Daitokuji was in need of funds for repairs, and the paintings were used as a collateral for a loan. In 1894 Ernest Fenollosa arranged a special exhibition in which 44 of the paintings were shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Ten of those paintings were purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts. As an expression of gratitude, the Japanese presented one of the 44 paintings to Fenollossa, who subsequently sold it to Charles L. Freer in 1902 (F02.224). In 1907 while in Tokyo, Mr. Freer acquired another of the paintings from the set (F07.139)." 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.  See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 543, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.  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.
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