Chang Qing: JIN SHI ZHI QUYU CIBEI: MEIGUO FOLIER MEISHUGUAN CANG ZHONGGUO FOJIAO DIAOSU. Compassionate Beings in Stone and Metal: Chinese Buddhist Sculptures in the Freer Gallery of Art. Beijing, 2016. 320 pp. Colour plates throughout. 30x24 cm. Boards.
A good well-illustrated work examining the collection of Chinese Buddhist sculptures in the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Despite the fame of the collection, this is the first comprehensive work on the subject. The majority of the sculptures were the endowment of Charles Lang Freer when the Gallery was established. Many of the sculptures have a provenance from the early 20th century being bought by Freer from various dealers. The sculptures range in date from the Northern Wei through to the Qing dynasty, the majority of material Ming or before. Includes both stone and metalwork. All illustrated in colour and fully described. List of contents and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Available, as of: 20/05/2019
Was item 264 in printed List 195.
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