Illustrations of “Seventh Month” from the Odes of Bin

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Artist: Traditionally attributed to Ma Hezhi 馬和之 (active mid- to late 12th century)
Calligrapher: Wen Zhengming 文徵明 , frontispiece and colophon (1470-1559) Wang Zhideng 王穉登 , colophon (1535-1612) Zhang Xigeng 張錫庚 , colophon (1801-1861)
Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, mid-13th to mid-14th century
Ink on paper
H x W (image): 28.8 x 436.2 cm (11 5/16 x 171 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


baimiao style, building, China, dog, farming, garden, horse, mulberry tree, rock, sewing, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), spinning (textile), weaving, woman, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)

To 1919
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1919 [1]

Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi in 1919 [2]

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


[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 1367, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. 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.

[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
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century


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Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. "画中人 上海书画出版社." Chinese Figure Painting. Shanghai, China. .
  • Hai wai i chen [Chinese Art in Overseas Collections]. Taipei, 1985. vol. 1, no. 44.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: pp. 226-27.
  • Julia Murray. Sung Kao-tsung, Ma Ho-chih, and the Mao "Shih" Scrolls: Illustrations of the Classic of Poetry. Princeton, New Jersey. pp. 34-39, figs. 15-1--15-8.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 6, pp. 48-53.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
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