An Evening Bell from a Monastery at Dusk (from the album Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers)

Artist: Sheng Maoye (active ca. 1600-1640)
Calligrapher: Fan Yunlin (1558-1641)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1621
Ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 24 x 25.2 cm (9 7/16 x 9 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting

Album leaf

China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), sunset, wall

To ?
Wong Pao-hsi, Hong Kong. [1]

Sale, New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., Paintings by Ming and C’hing Masters from the Lok Tsai Hsien Collection, April 22, 1976, sale #3860, lot 59: “Landscape Scenes.” [2]

To 1987
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), New York. [3]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler, New York. [4]


[1] See object file.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

[4] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Wong Pao-hsi
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Published References
  • Paintings by Ming and Ch'ing Masters from the Lok Tsai Hsien Collection. New York, April 22, 1976. Sale 3860,lot 59.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 194, p. 291.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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