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: The Buddha, Sakyamuni, surrounded by biographical scenes

The Buddha, Sakyamuni, surrounded by biographical scenes

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)
Historical period(s)
18th-19th century
Color and gold on linen
H x W: 81.3 x 43.3 cm (32 x 17 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1905
Miss Marie Louise Nordlinger (1876-1961), Manchester, England, Paris, France, and New York, NY, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Miss Marie Louise Nordlinger in 1905 [2]

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


[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 498, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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
Marie Meyer-Riefstahl (C.L. Freer source) (1876 - 1961)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Buddhism, halo, mandorla, preaching, Shakyamuni, stupa, Tibet, worship
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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