Chinese Paintings of The Song, Yuan and Ming Dynasty

Fine Chinese Paintings At The Freer and Sackler Gallery


On this page is a selection from the Freer and Sackler Gallery's astoundingly fine collection of paintings from the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Ming Dynasty (1368 -1644)

The Freer -Sackler is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

We will be adding other works and indexes from the Museum's collection as time permits.

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  • Each entry we've added also has a link back to the Museum in the image Caption for each image. 
  • You can also click on the "View Details" to learn more about each painting beneath each image. Its a downloadable PDF file for your research.
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Rare Chinese Scroll

Portrait of Wang Huan, Northern Song

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Portrait of Wang Huan Northern Song, mid-11th century Album leaf; ink and color on silk


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Portrait of Feng Ping
Portrait of Feng Ping, Northern Song
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Portrait of Feng Ping Northern Song, mid-11th century Album leaf; ink and color on silk


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Northern Song Court Ladies

Palace Ladies Playing Double Sixes,  Southern Song



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Palace Ladies Playing Double-sixes Traditionally attributed to Zhou Fang (ca. 730–ca. 800) Southern Song, late 12th–mid-13th century Handscroll; ink and color on silk 


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Northern Song Seals

Palace Ladies Bathing Infants, Southern Song

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 Palace Ladies Bathing Infants Traditionally attributed to Zhou Wenju (active mid-10th century) Southern Song, late 12th to mid-13th century
Fan mounted as album leaf; ink and color on silk

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Northern Song Scroll

Palace Ladies Bathing Infants, Southern Song

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Palace Ladies and Attendants
Traditionally attributed to Zhou Wenju (active mid-10th century)
Southern Song, late 12th to mid-13th century
Fan mounted as album leaf; ink and color on silk

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The Double Screen, Ming Dynasty

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The Double Screen Traditionally attributed to Zhou Wenju (active mid-10th century) Ming, 14th century
Handscroll; ink and color on silk


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Inscribed Jade Tabs On Horse and Groom Scroll

Carved jade Tabs on Horse and Groom Scroll


Horse and Groom, after Li Gonglin, Yuan Dynasty

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Horse and Groom, after Li Gonglin
Zhao Yong (1291–1361)
Yuan, 1347
Handscroll; ink and color on paper

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Consort Yang Mounting a Horse, Yuan Dynasty

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Consort Yang Mounting a Horse Traditionally attributed to Qian Xuan (ca. 1235–before 1307) Yuan-Ming, 14th century Handscroll; ink and color on paper

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Xin Pi Tugging the Emperor's Robe, Yuan to Ming Dynasty


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Xin Pi Tugging the Emperor's Robe Yuan-Ming, 14th century Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk

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Nymph of the Luo River, Southern Song Dynasty

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Nymph of the Luo River Traditionally attributed to Gu Kaizhi (ca. 345–406) Southern Song; mid-12th to mid-13th century Handscroll; ink and color on silk


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Northern Song Scroll

Tao Yuanming Returning to Seclusion, Northern Song Dynasty

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Tao Yuanming Returning to Seclusion Traditionally attributed to Li Gonglin (ca. 1049–1106) Northern Song, early 12th century Handscroll; ink and color on silk


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"Seventh Month" from the "Odes of Bin"

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llustrations of “Seventh Month” from the “Odes of Bin” Traditionally attributed to Ma Hezhi (active mid- to late 12th century)
Southern Song-Yuan, mid-13th to mid-14th century Handscroll; ink on paper


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Silk Weaving, after Lou Shou, Yuan Dynasty

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Silk Weaving, after Lou Shou Traditionally attributed to Cheng Qi (active mid- to late 13th century) Yuan, mid- to late 13th century Handscroll; ink and color on paper


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Peddler, attributed to Li Gonglin (ca. 1049–1106)

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Knick-knack Peddler and Playing Boys Traditionally attributed to Li Gonglin (ca. 1049–1106) Yuan, early to mid-14th century Album leaf; ink on silk


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Song Scroll Horses

Attr. Zhang Kan, Song Dynasty


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Removing the Saddle and Inspecting the Arrows Traditionally attributed to Zhang Kan (active mid-10th century)
Song, 12th century Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk


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Yuan Dynasty Horse and Rider

Attr. Zhang Kan, Possibly later Song to Yuan Dynasty


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Hunters on Horseback Traditionally attributed to Zhang Kan (active mid-10th century)
Southern Song-Yuan, mid-13th to 14th century
Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk


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Northern Song Landscape

Autumn Sky's, Attr. Guo Xi, Northern Song Dynasty




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Clearing Autumn Skies over Mountains and Valleys Traditionally attributed to Guo Xi (ca. 1001–ca. 1090) Northern Song, mid-11th–early 12th century
Handscroll; ink and color on silk

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Song Dynasty Snowy Mountains Scroll

Li Shan (active late 12th–early 13th century)

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Wind and Snow in the Fir-pines Li Shan (active late 12th–early 13th century)
Jin, late 12th century
Handscroll; ink and color on silk


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Jin Dynasty Scroll painting

Attr. Li Shan, Jin Dynasty

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Travelers among the Fir-Pines Traditionally attributed to Li Shan (active late 12th–early 13th century)
Jin, early 13th century Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink on silk


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Southern Song by Fan Kuan

Fan Kuan, Southern Song Dynasty


Southern Song Ink Drawing

Fan Kuan, Southern Song Dynasty


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Fishing Alone in a Mountain Stream Traditionally attributed to Fan Kuan (ca. 960–ca. 1030) Southern Song, 13th century Handscroll; ink and color on silk


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Attr. Fan Kuan, Southern Song Dynasty

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Clearing Skies over Mount Hua Traditionally attributed to Fan Kuan 范寬 (ca. 960–ca. 1030) Jin-Yuan, 13th-14th century Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink on silk

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Zhongli Quan Seeking the Dao, Jin-Yuan Dynasty

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Zhongli Quan Seeking the Dao Traditionally attributed to Jing Hao (late 9th–first-half 10th century) Jin-Yuan, 13th–14th century Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk


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Song to Yuan Pen and Ink

Pavilion of Rising Clouds, Attr. Mi Fu, Song-Yuan Dynasty

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Pavilion of Rising Clouds Traditionally attributed to Mi Fu (1052–1107) Southern Song-Yuan, mid-13th to mid-14th century
Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink on silk


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Yuan Fan Painting

Mountain Landscape, Yuan Dynasty

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Mountain Landscape Yuan, 14th century Fan mounted as album leaf; ink and color on silk


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Yuan to Ming Dynasty Pen and Ink, Snow and Mules

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Mule-train in Snowy Mountains Yuan-Ming, 14th–15th century Album leaf; ink on silk


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Tilling Rice, Yuan Dynasty


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Tilling Rice, after Lou Shou

Traditionally attributed to Cheng Qi (active mid- to late 13th century) Yuan, mid- to late 13th century Handscroll; ink and color on paper


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