Nine dragons

Provenance

17th century, Geng Zhaozhong (b. 1640 - d. 1686), Shandong, China. 18th century, Emperor Qianlong (b. 1711 - d. 1799), Qing Dynasty; to Emperor Jiaqing (b. 1760 - d. 1820), Qing Dynasty; probably given by one of the later Qing emperors to Yixin, Prince Gong (b. 1833 - d. 1898) [see note 1]. 1917, Yamanaka and Co., New York; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $25,000. (Accession Date: June 14, 1917)



NOTES:

[1] See Zhang Hongxing, "The Nineteenth-Century Provenance of the Admonitions Scroll: A Hypothesis," in Gu Kaizhi and the Admonitions Scroll, ed. S. McCausland (London, 2003), p. 278.

Credit Line

Francis Gardner Curtis Fund

Nine dragons

  • 九龍圖卷 (陳容)
  • Chinese, Southern Song dynasty, dated 1244
  • Chen Rong, Chinese, first half of the 13th century
Dimensions
Overall: 46.8 x 1496.5 cm (18 7/16 x 589 3/16 in.) Image: 46.2 x 958.4 cm (18 3/16 x 377 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink and color on paper
Classification
Paintings
Type
Handscroll
Catalogue Raisonné
T. WU, Tales from the Land of Dragons, 1997, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, pp. 197-201
Accession Number
17.1697
Not on view

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