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Nine dragons

九龍圖卷 (陳容)

Chinese
Southern Song dynasty
dated 1244
Chen Rong (Chinese, first half of the 13th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

T. WU, Tales from the Land of Dragons, 1997, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, pp. 197-201

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.)

Accession Number

17.1697

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

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