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Old Man of the Southern Pole
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Old Man of the Southern Pole

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Description This painting depicts "nan ji lao ren [nan chi lao jen]," the symbol of longevity, accompanied by a friend and servant, offering incense to the gods.
Provenance Dr. John C. Ferguson [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John C. Ferguson Sale, American Art Association, New York, April 7, 1916, no. 247 [as Ling Mei]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, April 7, 1916, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1916

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early 18th century
colors on silk mounted on paper with frame
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 40 7/16 x W: 21 5/8 in. (102.7 x 55 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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