Rhapsody on Plum Blossoms in standard script

Artist: Mo Shilong (ca. 1537-1587)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, mid- to late 16th century
Ink on paper
H x W (image): 118.4 x 27.3 cm (46 5/8 x 10 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)

To 1992
James Freeman, Kyoto, Japan, to 1992 [1]

From 1992
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from James Freeman in 1992


[1] According to James Freeman, this object was formally part of the J.P. Dubosc (born 1902) collection (see Curatorial Note 3, Fu Shen, August 21, 1992 in object record).

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

James Freeman

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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