Reading the Book of Changes in the Autumn Mountains

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Former owner
Chen Rentao 陳仁濤 (1906-1968)
Frank Caro (1904-1980)
U.S. Customs Service
Provenance
To 1960
Chen Rentao (1906-1968), Hong Kong, and Frank Caro, C. T. Loo & Co., New York, to 1960 [1]
From 1960 to 1979
Department of Treasury, U. S. Customs Service [2]
From 1979
Freer Gallery of Art, from October 23, 1979 [3]
[1] This object is one of a group of 88 objects (F80.104-F80.180, FSC-S-22-25 and FSC-O-11a-h) seized in 1960 by the U.S. Customs Service, Department of the Treasury, from the dealer and collector Chen Rentao, Hong Kong and Frank Caro of C. T. Loo & Co., New York.
The objects were deemed to have been introduced into the commerce of the United States in violation of 19 U.S.C. 1592 (Trade with Communist China).
[2] See note 1. The object’s ownership title is based on the settlement agreement, dated November 1971, between the United States, Chen Tung Siang Wen, the executrix for Chen Rentao Estate, and Frank Caro, copy in object file.
See U.S. Customs Service Memorandum, April 23, 1979 and a letter from Thadeus Rojek, Chief Counsel, Department of the Treasury, U.S. Custom Service, to Marie C. Malaro, Assistant General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution, dated November 29, 1979, copy in object file. The objects remained in the custody of the U.S. Customs Service office in New York until 1979.
[3] The object was transferred to the Freer Gallery of Art on October 23, 1979.
Topic
autumn
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
scholar
China
Chinese Art
Book of Changes
WWII-era provenance
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
Artist
Wang Xuehao (1754-1832)
Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Customs Service, Department of the Treasury
Medium
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 21.7 x 45.8 cm (8 9/16 x 18 1/16 in)
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Origin
China
early 18th century
Period
Qing dynasty
Type
Album
Painting
Accession Number
F1980.142a