Fishermen, after Jing Hao

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Artist: Wu Zhen 吳鎮 (1280-1354)
Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, ca. 1341
Ink on paper
H x W (image): 32.5 x 565.6 cm (12 13/16 x 222 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


China, cursive script, fishing, landscape, mountain, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)

To 1937
Tonying and Company, New York. [1]

From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, New York. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Tonying and Company established 1902


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Published References
  • Nakata Yujiro, Fu Shen. O-bei shuzo Chugoku hosho meiseki shu [Masterpieces of Chinese Calligraphy in American and European Collections]. 6 vols., Tokyo, 1981-1983. vol. 4: pl. 1, 25-29.
  • Nicole Vandier-Nicolas. Chinese Painting: Expression of a Civilization. New York. figs. 137-138.
  • Mary Tregear. Chinese Art. London. pl. 113.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1 (1982 ed.): pp. 202-203.
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles. 7 vols., New York and London, 1956-1958. vol. 6: pls. 86-87.
  • Osvald Siren. Kinas Konst Under Tre Artusenden. 2 vols., Stockholm, 1942-1943. vol. 2: figs.408a-b, 435.
  • Osvald Siren. The Chinese on the Art of Painting: Translations and Comments. Peiking. pl. 3.
  • Laurence Sickman, Alexander Coburn Soper. The Art and Architecture of China. The Pelican History of Art London and Baltimore. pl. 118.
  • George Sarton. Introduction to the History of Science. 3 vols., Baltimore, 1927-1947. vol. 3: p. 235.
  • Great Drawings of All Time. 4 vols., New York. pl. 895.
  • Richard Edwards. The Field of Stones: A Study of the Art of Shen Chou (1427-1509). Oriental Studies Series, no. 5 Washington, 1962. pl. 16d.
  • Chuang Shen. The Hermit Angler by Sheng Mao and Some Related Problems. vol. 4, no. 1 Taipei, March/April 1969. pp. 3-12, fig. 3.
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 16.
  • Fu Shen, Glenn D. Lowry, Ann Yonemura, Thomas Lawton. From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 7, pp. 32-33.
  • Joan Stanley-Baker. Accrued Perceptions of Wu Zhen: The Fishermen Theme. vol. 8, 1991. pp. 36-46.
  • David E. Cooper. Convergence with Nature: A Daoist Perspective. UK. pp. 72-73.
  • Robert K.G. Temple. China: Land of Discovery. Willingborough. p. 88.
  • James Cahill. Chinese Painting. Treasures of Asia Geneva and Cleveland. p. 108.
  • James Cahill. Wu Chen: A Chinese Landscapist and Bamboo Artist of the Fourteenth Century. Ann Arbor. pp. 159-165, pls. 10-12.
  • Shou-Chien Shih. From Style to Huayi: Ruminating on Chinese Art History. Taipei, Taiwan. p.189, fig.110.
  • Ch'en Ch'ing-kuang. Wu Chen: A Painter of the Yuan Dyansty [Yuan tai hua chia Wu Chen]. Taipei. p. 192.
  • Sherman Lee. A History of Far Eastern Art. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1964. p. 408, fig. 542.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
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