Whiling away the summer by a lakeside retreat

Summer mist along the lakeshore
湖莊清夏圖卷 (趙令穰)

Northern Song dynasty
dated 1100
Zhao Lingrang (Chinese, late 11th–early 12th century), Colophon by Cai Ang (Chinese, early 16th century), Colophon by Lü Zhuan (Chinese, early 16th century), Colophon by Wang Fengling (Chinese, early 16th century), Colophon by Dong Qichang (Chinese, 1555–1636), Seal of Qianlong Emperor of the Qing dynasty (Chinese, ruled 1736–1795)


Overall: 25.9 x 694.5 cm (10 3/16 x 273 7/16 in.) Image: 19.1 x 161.3 cm (7 1/2 x 63 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and color on silk

Not On View






By 1368, imperial collection of Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368); 1368, confiscated by the early officers of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Dong Qichang (b. 1555 - d. 1636). Emperor Qianlong (b. 1711-d. 1799), Qing Dynasty. 1957, Huang Junbi (b. 1898 - d. 1991); sold by Huang Junbi to Kong-i-Wong (dealer), Los Angeles; 1957, sold by Kong-i-Wong to the MFA for $28,000. (Accession Date: December 12, 1957)

Credit Line

Keith McLeod Fund