Screen with Scattered Fans 扇面散図屛風

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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    early 17th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Color, gold, and silver over gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 154.5 × 362 cm (60 13/16 × 142 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Tawaraya Sotatsu 俵屋宗達 (fl. ca. 1600-1643)
  • Provenance

    Unidentified owner, Kaga [1]
    To circa 1882
    Mr. Yamanaka, to circa 1882 [2]
    Mr. Yamada of Koriyama, Japan, purchased from Mr. Yamanaka circa 1882 [3]
    From 1899 to 1900
    Yamanaka & Company, puchased from Mr. Yamada in 1899 [4]
    From 1900 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1900 [5]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [6]
    [1] According to Curatorial Remark 3 in the
    object record: "Not from Original Screen List. Formerly owned by Mr. Yamada of Koriyama, Yamada. Mr. Yamanaka sold this screen to Mr. Yamada about 1882 and bought it back again in 1899. Originally, Mr. Yamanaka says it was owned in Kaga."
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See note 1.
    [4] See note 1. See also, Cuatorial Remark 1 in the object record, as well as Original Screen List, L. 37, pg. 7, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [5] See note 4. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
    [6] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Rinpa Screens (February 25, 2023 to February 4, 2024)
    Sotatsu: Making Waves (Saturday, October 24, 2015 to Sunday, January 31, 2016)
    Japanese Fans (April 6, 1984 to October 18, 1984)
    Japanese Ceramics (June 22, 1982 to September 27, 1982)
    Fans (May 18, 1980 to October 13, 1981)
    Japanese Art (October 2, 1975 to October 8, 1976)
    Japanese Art—Paintings (September 16, 1970 to May 2, 1973)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. Yamada
    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

  • On View

    Freer Gallery 05: Rinpa Screens
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