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Wenji and her family

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Juan Yuan (b. 1764 - d. 1849). By about 1900, Wanyan Jingxian (d. by 1928), Beijing [see note 1];1912, sold by Wanyan Jingxian to Okakura Kakuzo (b. 1862 - d. 1913) for the MFA. (Accession Date: September 5, 1912) NOTES: [1] According to a statement in his own painting catalogue, Wanyan Jingxian lost this object (part of an album, MFA accession nos. 12.889 - 12.901) during the Boxer Rebellion, but recovered it shortly thereafter.

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Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Chinese, Southern Song dynasty, late 12th–early 13th century

  • Formerly attributed to Gu Deqian, Chinese, active second half of 10th century

24.4 x 22.2 cm (9 5/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and color on silk