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Object TitleLuohan
Object Number: C125
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Maker: Li Fan
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Qing Dynasty
Early Date: 1644
Late Date: 1912
Credit Line:Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company, 1916
Other NumberGETZ 65 - Other Number


One of a pair of paintings of a figure of a luohan. Artist Li Fan. Inscription says: "Pluck a Tuan blossom (and smell); even cheeks refreshed. Pick up a shell smoothened in the plum." Colophone by Sun Chun. Colophon implies figure's disinterest in worldly affairs and his concerns with the beauty of nature.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Harrison Chinese Rotunda Inaugural Exhibition ( Feb 1916)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 35View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 198 no.65View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] M. Knoedler & Co. 1914. Catalogue of early Chinese paintings of the T'ang, Sung and Yuan dynasties A.D. 600-1400. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 19View Objects cited in this Publication

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