On November 1, 1954, Mr. Wen Fong visited the Freer Gallery of Art to study certain Buddhist paintings in our collections. It was of great interest to us, and not a little surprise, when he positively identified two of them as having come from a well-known Chinese set formerly owned by the Daitoku temple in Japan. Much impressed with the work that he had already done on this set, we asked Mr. Fong if he would prepare an Occasional Paper on the subject, and his interesting study is what follows. It is, we believe, an important piece of research in Chinese Buddhist painting.
A. G. WENLEY Director, Freer Gallery of Art
Washington, D. C. June 20, 1957 . . .
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