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Five-colored parakeet on a blossoming apricot tree

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Emperor Wenzong (b. 1304 - d. 1332), Yuan dynasty. Dai Mingyue (active 1625 -1674). Song Lao (b. 1634 - d. 1713). 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]. 19th/20th century, Chang Yun-chung. By 1927, Yamamoto Teijiro (b. 1870 -d. 1937), Tokyo; sold by Yamamoto Teijiro to Yamanaka and Co., New York; 1933, sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $11,000. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933) 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.

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Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Chinese, Northern Song dynasty, datable to 1110s


Image: 53.3 x 125.1 cm (21 x 49 1/4 in.)

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Ink and color on silk