Water Buffalo

A young, full-grown water buffalo beneath trees.

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Historical period(s)
Ming or Qing dynasty, 1600-1725
Ink and light color on silk
H x W (overall): 32.2 x 32.5 cm (12 11/16 x 12 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Katharine Graham
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting

Fan (mounted as album leaf)

China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), water buffalo

Estate of Agnes E. Meyer. [1]

To 1996
Mrs. Katharine Graham, Washington DC, acquired through the estate of her mother, Mrs. Agnes E. Meyer. [2]

From 1996
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. Katharine Graham, Washington DC [3]


[1] See Acquisition Consideration form, object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Acquisition Consideration Form, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Estate of Agnes E. Meyer
Agnes E. Meyer 1887-1970
Katharine Meyer Graham 1917-2001


A young, full-grown water buffalo beneath trees.

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