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Monkeys and trees on a river bank

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1568-1615
  • Geography

    Japan
  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (.218): 176.5 x 371.1 cm (69 1/2 x 146 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1903.218-219
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1903.218-219

Object Details

  • Artist

    Sesson Shukei 雪村周継 (1504-1589)
  • Provenance

    To 1903
    Bunshichi Kobayashi (circa 1861-1923), Tokyo, to 1903 [1]
    From 1903 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunshichi Kobayashi in 1903 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Kakemono List, L. 81, pg. 22, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] 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

    Japanese Screens (February 6, 1987 to April 15, 1987)
    Year of the Monkey (May 18, 1980 to February 15, 1981)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Painting
  • Restrictions and Rights

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