Old man gazing at branches of magnolia in a vase

Artist: Huang Shen 黄慎 (1687-ca. 1768/70)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1722
Ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 102 x 40 cm (40 3/16 x 15 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

China, flower, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), scholar
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. "画中人 上海书画出版社." Chinese Figure Painting. Shanghai, China. .
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: p. 249.
  • Chung-kuo shu hua [Chinese Painting]. Taipei. vol. 1: p. 115.
  • Fu Shen, Glenn D. Lowry, Ann Yonemura, Thomas Lawton. From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy. Exh. cat. Washington. p. 56, fig. 5.
  • Liu Sheng-pai. Yang-chou pa kuai ch'uan chi. Taipai. p. 114.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 50, pp. 198-199.
  • Felice Fischer. Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters of the Brush. Philadelphia Museum of Art Series New Haven. p. 390, fig. 30.1.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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