Travelers among the Fir-Pines

Artist: Traditionally attributed to Li Shan 李山 (mid-12th to early 13th century)
Historical period(s)
Jin dynasty, early 13th century
Ink on silk
H x W (image): 164.1 x 107.4 cm (64 5/8 x 42 5/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

China, Jin dynasty (1115 - 1234), landscape, mountain, pine tree, river, water

To 1916
Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang in 1916 [2]

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


[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1096, 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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Wang Jiantang (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century


To learn more about this and similar objects, visit Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy.

Published References
  • Song Dynasty Paintings Project. multi-volumed, . .
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 59, vol. 1: p. 166.
  • Orientations. Vol. 51, No. 5. Hong Kong, September/October 2020. p. 23, 24, 25, and 27, fig. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
  • Yu Ogawa. "臥遊:中國山水畫的世界." Gayu: the World of Chinese Landscape Painitngs. p. 40.
  • Hiromitsu Ogawa. Dream Journey: The World of Chinese Landscape Painting. Tokyo. p. 40.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
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