Portrait of Lingzhao Artist: Unknown

mid-15th century

Asian Art

Not on view
Medium

Hanging scroll: ink and color on silk

Dimensions

unframed: 44 1/8 × 18 1/8 in. (112 × 46 cm)
framed: 60 1/16 × 25 1/4 in. (152.5 × 64.2 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen, Mr. and Mrs. Laurens Hammond, and Mr. and Mrs. Knight Woolley, B.A. 1917

Accession Number

1967.64.250

Geography
Culture
Period

Muromachi period (1336–1573)

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1967 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • Sukui no Hotoke: Kannon to Jizo no Bijutsu, exh. cat. (Tokyo: Machida shiritsu kokusai hanga bijutsukan, 2010), 106–112, 169–171, no. 54–60
  • Chin-sung Chang, "Beyond Boundaries: Notes on 'Portrait of Lingzhao'," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007), 128–32, ill. frontispiece
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 297, ill
Object copyright
Additional information

Object/Work type

hanging scrolls, portraits

Subject

women

Inscriptions

Inscription has the signature of the author. Revised inscription translation, 11/5/85 by Steven Little: "In the past Ling Chao was enlightened in mysterious arts, / How could the Dark Female rise above the saintly lady. / She only evades emotions, with no excess [indulgence]. / Respecting her teacher and honoring learning, she naturally knows her faults."\r\n霊昭女 絹本着色掛幅 室町時代

Signed

Inscription signed with seal, 2 seals in first column of the inscription, not legible.

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