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Asian Art
Artist, traditionally attributed: Ma Lin, Chinese, ca. 1180–after 1256

Pair of Mandarin Ducks on a Snowy Bank

late 15th–early 16th century

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

without mounting: 74 3/16 × 39 5/16 in. (188.5 × 99.8 cm)
with mounting: 120 × 45 1/2 in. (304.8 × 115.6 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1954.40.12
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955), New York, to 1954; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 214, no. 422, ill.

Masterpieces of Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties Collected Overseas (Hangzhou, China: Zhejiang da xue chu ban she, 2011).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.