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Herd-boys with water buffaloes under willow trees

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Provenance

Between about 1750 and 1796, during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (r. 1735 -1796), kept in the Chun Hua Xuan, the main building of the Changchun Yuan garden complex in the Summer Palace, Beijing. 19th century, Yu Teng (b. 1832 - d. 1890), China. 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, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

  • Formerly attributed to Zhang Fu, Chinese, 1410–1490
Dimensions

42.5 x 37.3 cm (16 3/4 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.49

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings