Artist: Li Kuchan (1898-1983)
Historical period(s)
Modern period, 1928
Ink and colors on fan-shaped paper on album leaf backing
H x W: 33.5 x 61 cm (13 3/16 x 24 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Tong-Ching Chang in memory of her father Hui-Shu Chang
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting

Fan (mounted as an album leaf)

boat, China, fishing, landscape, Modern period (1912 - present)

Hui-shu Chang (1898-1988) [1]

From 1988 to 2001
Tong-Ching Chang, Gaithersburg, MD, by descent from Hui-shu Chang in 1988 [2]

From 2001
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Ms. Tong-Ching Chang in 2001


[1] This work was created for, and dedicated to, Hui-Shu Chang (1898-1988), the father of the donor, Tong-ching Chang (according to Provenance Remark 1, Joseph Chang, June 12, 2001, in the object record).

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Ms. Tong-Ching Chang
Hui-shu Chang 1898-1988


This work, by Li Kuchan (1898-1983), is a rare early painting, dated 1928 at the age of thirty, by this well-known bird and flower painter who was a pupil of another master of the 20th century, Qi Baishi (1864-1957).

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
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