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image: Luohan in a Garden Setting

see also: 2399

Luohan in a Garden Setting

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)
Historical period(s)
Yuan or Ming dynasty, ca. 14th century
Ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 116.3 x 53.6 cm (45 13/16 x 21 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1904
Yamanaka & Company, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1904 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] Original folder sheet note. Also see Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 486, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
bridge, Buddhism, China, garden, landscape, lotus, Luohan, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), river, screen, water, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
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We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.