Luohan Meditating in a Grotto

Artist: Formerly attributed to Guanxiu (傳)貫休 (822-912)
Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, 1345?
Ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 125.6 x 62.2 cm (49 7/16 x 24 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Bequest of Mrs. Katharine Graham
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Arhat, Buddhism, China, meditation, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)

Du Wenlan (1815-1881) [1]

To 1970
Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), New York, Washington, DC, and Mt. Kisco, NY

From 1970 to 2001
Katharine Graham (1917-2001), Washington, DC, by descent from her mother, Agnes E. Meyer

From 2002
Freer Gallery of Art, bequeathed by Katharine Graham in 2002 [2]


[1] Du Wenlan’s collector seal is located on the painting, see “Song and Yuan Painting and Calligraphy,”, accessed on November 27, 2012.

[2] See Katharine Graham’s Last Will and Testament, dated January 12, 2000, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Du Wenlan 1815-1881
Eugene I. Meyer Jr. 1875-1959
Agnes E. Meyer 1887-1970
Katharine Meyer Graham 1917-2001


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Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
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