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- Object: The Eight Immortals
Pair of paintings, hanging scrolls. (Right): Zhang Guolao setting free a miniature horse from a gourd, Lan Caihe with a basket, Han Xiang Zi with a flute, and Cao Guojiu holding a pair of clappers; (Left): Li Tieguai setting free his spirit from the mouth of a gourd, He Xiangu holding a lotus stem, Lu Dongbin with a sword slung across his back, and Zhongli Quan bearing a fan. Ink and colour on paper. Signed and sealed.
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Height: 114.50 centimetres (each)
Width: 43.90 centimetres (each)
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- '(Jap. Chō-ro, not Chō-raku)' (unattributed annotation in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
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