Fishermen on an Autumn River

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Artist: Dai Jin (1388-1462)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 15th century
Zhe School
Ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 46 x 741.7 cm (18 1/8 x 292 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


autumn, boat, China, cormorant, fishing, landscape, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), river, woman

Yamanaka and Company, New York 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York in 1930 [2]


[1] Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Yamanaka and Co. 1917-1965

Published References
  • Chung-kuo shu hua [Chinese Painting]. Taipei. vol. 2: p. 50.
  • Osvald Siren. A History of Later Chinese Painting. 2 vols., London. vol. 1, pl. 30.
  • William Watson. The Art of Dynastic China. New York, 1981. ill. 536.
  • Nicole Vandier-Nicolas. Chinese Painting: Expression of a Civilization. New York. figs. 154-155.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1 (1982 ed.): pp. 198-199.
  • Michael Sullivan. A Short History of Chinese Art. Berkeley. fig. 57a.
  • Michael Sullivan. An Introduction to Chinese Art. Los Angeles and Berkeley, CA. fig. 114.
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles. 7 vols., New York and London, 1956-1958. vol. 6: pl. 151.
  • Osvald Siren. Kinas Konst Under Tre Artusenden. 2 vols., Stockholm, 1942-1943. vol. 2: pl. 105.
  • Laurence Sickman, Alexander Coburn Soper. The Art and Architecture of China. The Pelican History of Art London and Baltimore. pl. 127.
  • Hugo Munsterberg. The Landscape Painting of China and Japan., 1st ed. Rutland, Vermont. pls. 58-59.
  • Great Drawings of All Time. 4 vols., New York. pl. 898.
  • William H. Lew. The Fisherman in Yuan Painting and Literature as Reflected in Wu Chen's Yu-Fu T'u in the Shanghai Museum. Athens, Ohio. .
  • Chugoku bijutsu [Chinese Art in Western Collections]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1972-1973. vol. 2: pl. 2.
  • James Cahill. Parting at the Shore: Chinese Paintings of the Early and Middle Ming Dynasty, 1368-1580., 1st ed. New York. pl. 3.
  • Richard Edwards. The Field of Stones: A Study of the Art of Shen Chou (1427-1509). Oriental Studies Series, no. 5 Washington, 1962. pl. 16B, C.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 49, vol. 1: p. 161.
  • W. Aubrey Cartwright. Guide to Art Museums in the United States: East Coast, Washington to Miami., 1st ed. New York. p. 29.
  • Charles Patrick Fitzgerald. The Horizon History of China. New York. p. 33.
  • Isabel Cervera Fernandez. Yang Fudong. Exh. cat. Segovia, June 6 - September 28, 2008. p. 52.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 53.
  • Roderick Whitfield. Chang Tse-tuan's Ch'ing-ming shang-ho-t'u. Ann Arbor. pp. 109-111.
  • James Cahill. Chinese Painting. Treasures of Asia Geneva and Cleveland. p. 118.
  • Michael Sullivan. The Arts of China., 3rd ed. Berkeley. p. 206.
  • Richard M. Barnhart, Richard Stanley-Baker, Mary Ann Rogers. Painters of the Great Ming: The Imperial Court and the Zhe School. Exh. cat. Dallas, March 10 - August 1, 1993. p. 224, fig. 129.
  • Kathlyn Lannon Liscomb. Early Ming Painters: Predecessors and Elders of Shen Chou (1427-1509). 2 vols., microfilm. Chicago. p. 536, fig. 50.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
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