Seal carved by Tai Jingnong for Wang Yachen

Artist: Tai Jingnong (1902-1990)
Historical period(s)
Modern period, 1976
H x W x D: 4.8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm (1 7/8 x 1 x 1 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Benjamin Chou in memory of Wang Yachen
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Stone, Tool and Equipment


China, Modern period (1912 - present)

Wang Yachen (1894-1983), United States and Shanghai, China [1]

To 2000
Benjamin Chou, Potomac, MD, by inheritance from Wang Yachen, to 2000 [2]

From 2000
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Benjamin Chou in 2000


[1] "Mr. Benjamin Chou is the only son of Wang Yachen's goddaughter and [the object was] passed on to him as part of his inheritance" (according to Provenance Remark 1, Joseph Chang, December 8, 2000, in the object record).

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Benjamin Chou
Wang Yachen 1894-1983

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
SI Usage Statement

Usage Conditions Apply

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

The information presented on this website may be revised and updated at any time as ongoing research progresses or as otherwise warranted. Pending any such revisions and updates, information on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate or may contain typographical errors. Neither the Smithsonian nor its regents, officers, employees, or agents make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information on the site. Use this site and the information provided on it subject to your own judgment. The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery welcome information that would augment or clarify the ownership history of objects in their collections.