The Qianlong Emperor as Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom

image for The Qianlong Emperor as Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom
Previous custodian or owner
Anthony Carter
Provenance
Private collection, Europe [1]
In about 1997
Christopher B. Bruckner, Asian Art Gallery, London, bought from the above [2]
To 2000
Anthony Carter, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London [3]
From 2000
Freer Gallery of Art, bought from Anthony Carter on March 9, 2000 [4]
Notes:
[1] A letter written by the London solicitors Rochman Landau on April 14, 2000, in object file, states that they have seen a written statement provided to Antony Carter by the painting’s previous owner asserting that this object was in the owner's European family collection for a period in excess of thirty years.
[2] The painting was exhibited by Christopher B. Bruckner
in London in 1997 and published in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition, see Christopher Bruckner, ed., Chinese Imperial patronage: Treasures from Temples and Palaces (London, Asian Art Gallery, n.d.), cat. no. 1.
[3] See invoice issued by Anthony Carter to The Freer Gallery of Art on March 9, 2000, in object file.
[4] See note 3.
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
mid-18th century
Period
Qing dynasty
Accession Number
F2000.4
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment and funds provided by an anonymous donor
Artist
Imperial workshop
Emperor's face painted by Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766)
Topic
portrait
Buddhism
dragon
nirvana
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Qianlong reign (1736 - 1796)
Manjushri
lotus
tomb
China
monk
emperor
dharmachakra
Chinese Art
WWII-era provenance
Origin
China
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 113.6 x 64.3 cm (44 3/4 x 25 5/16 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
Type
Painting