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Confucius' encounter with the hermit Rong Qiqi

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Provenance

1913, with a Mr. Re, China; October 5, 1913, sold by Mr. Re to Koichi Hayasaki (b. 1874 - d. 1956) and taken to Japan [see note 1]; December, 1913, shipped to Boston and purchased by the MFA. (Accession Date: January 8, 1914) NOTES: [1] Koichi Hayasaki served as the MFA's purchasing agent in China.

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Chinese, Southern Song dynasty, second half of the 12th century

  • Formerly attributed to Ma Yuan, Chinese, 1190–1235
Dimensions

24.8 x 25.3 cm (9 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.63

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on silk

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings