Landscape with Sparse Trees, after Ni Zan

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Artist: Formerly attributed to Ni Zan 倪瓚 (1306-1374)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Ink on paper
H x W (image): 30 x 50.3 cm (11 13/16 x 19 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


China, landscape, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)

To 1938
Tonying and Company, New York. [1]

From 1938
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

Published References
  • Everard M. Upjohn, Paul S. Wingert, Jane G. Mahler. History of World Art. New York. fig. 585.
  • Laurence Sickman, Alexander Coburn Soper. The Art and Architecture of China. The Pelican History of Art London and Baltimore. pl. 119.
  • Hugo Munsterberg. The Landscape Painting of China and Japan., 1st ed. Rutland, Vermont. pl. 50.
  • Richard Edwards. The Field of Stones: A Study of the Art of Shen Chou (1427-1509). Oriental Studies Series, no. 5 Washington, 1962. pl. 1 A.
  • Suzuki Kei. Sansuiga : Chugoku [Landscape Painting: China]. Tokyo. p. 10, fig. 14.
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 16.
  • Peter C. Swann. Chinese Painting. Paris. p. 98.
  • Mario Bussagli. Chinese Painting. Cameo London and New York. p. 100, pl. 45.
  • Jean Buhot. Arts de la Chine. Arts du Monde Paris. p. 127, pl. 89.
  • William Willetts. Foundations of Chinese Art from Neolithic Pottery to Modern Architecture. New York, 1965. p. 359, fig. 224.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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