H x W (image): 140.7 x 61.4 cm (55 3/8 x 24 3/16 in)
flower, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), plum blossom, snow, China, Chinese Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1909 Loon Gu Sai, Beijing 1909  From 1909 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Loon Gu Sai, Beijing in 1909  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  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.  See note 1.  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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