Ten Thousand Li Along the Yangzi River

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Former owner
Duanfang 端方 (1861-1911)
Loon Gu Sai (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
Possibly Duanfang (1861-1911), China
[1]
To 1911
Loon Gu-sai, Beijing, to 1911 [2]
From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Loon Gu-sai in 1911 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
Notes:
[1] See Curatorial Remark 6, James F. Cahill, 1958, in th eobject record.
[2] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 702, 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.
[3] See note 2.
[4] 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.
Topic
landscape
dragon
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)
river
China
Chinese Art
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
Artist
Formerly attributed to Juran (傳)巨然 (active 960-986)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Medium
Ink on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 43.5 x 1656.6 cm (17 1/8 x 652 3/16 in)
Related Online Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
See more items in
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Origin
China
mid-12th to early 13th century
Period
Southern Song dynasty
Type
Painting
Accession Number
F1911.168