Three Worthies of Wu

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Artist: Zhang Daqian 張大千 (China, 1899-1983) Formerly attributed to Li Gonglin (傳)李公麟 (ca. 1049-1106)
Historical period(s)
Modern period, 20th century
Ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 44.3 x 149 cm (17 7/16 x 58 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


China, forgery, Modern period (1912 - present)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Ellen Mae Johnston Laing. Scholars and Sages: A Study in Chinese Figure Paintings. Ann Arbor, 1967-1986. .
  • Ellen Mae Johnston Laing. Neo-Taoism and the "Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove" in Chinese Painting. vol. 36, pt. 1/2 Washington and Zurich. pp. 5-54.
  • Fu Shen. Chang Dai-chien's "The Three Worthies of Wu" and His Practice of Forging Ancient Art. vol. 20, no. 9 Hong Kong, September 1989. pp. 56-59.
  • Fu Shen, Jan Stuart. Challenging the Past: The Paintings of Chang Dai-Chien. Exh. cat. Washington and Seattle. p. 167, fig. 89.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
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