Artist John La Farge, American, 1835-1910
  • Confucius
Date 1905
Medium watercolor and graphite pencil on tissue paper mounted over to heavy cream wove paperboard
Dimensions Sheet: 9 × 12 9/16 inches (22.9 × 31.9 cm)
Mount: 10 3/4 × 13 3/8 inches (27.3 × 34 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Merrill Fund
Accession Number 48.273
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in pencil, lower left: JLF 1905
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, lower left: Confucious. He plays as usual | before his commentaries, or teaching | The disicples listen interpreting his meaning | He is seated in his usual seat: The Apricot Altar
Inscribed, on mount, lower right: Design for the Baltimore Court House
Inscribed, on mount, bottom right: Return to John La Farge 51 W [covered by mat]
1948-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA 29, 1 (1949-1950): pp. 18-20 (ill.).

Page, Addison Franklin. "Four Water Color Studies by John La Farge." Art Quarterly 12, 3 (1949): p. 280.