Opening - Chinese masterpieces @ The Smithsonian in Washington

Some of the finest Chinese paintings in the Freer Gallery's collection are now on view, including several by well-known Chinese artists that have not been displayed in years. Diverse traditional categories are represented, such as religious and secular portraits from the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), landscapes from the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), paintings of literati during the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), artworks produced in the Zhe and Wu schools of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), and images of Orthodox and Individual painters of the early Qing dynasty (1644-1911). In total, "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" offers twenty-seven iconic works of Chinese paintings from the late 10th to the early 18th century.