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Imperial Anthology, Kokinshu 花鳥下絵和歌巻

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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 1600s
  • Geography

    Japan
  • Material

    Ink, gold, silver, and mica on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 33 x 968.3 cm (13 x 381 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1903.309
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1903.309

Object Details

  • Artist

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

    Hon'ami Koetsu 本阿弥光悦 (1558-1637)
  • Description

    Scroll, consisting of 11 sheets of poems removed from backs of 4 doors, F1903.138-141, inclusive. Makimono.
  • Provenance

    To 1903
    Bunshichi Kobayashi (circa 1861-1923), Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Yokohama, 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 Voucher 26, October 1903, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Accession List, Collections Management office.
    [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

    Rinpa Screens (February 25, 2023 to February 24, 2024)
    Sotatsu: Making Waves (Saturday, October 24, 2015 to Sunday, January 31, 2016)
    Freer: A Taste for Japanese Art (July 1, 2006 to January 1, 2007)
    Japanese Art in the Age of Koetsu (June 6, 1998 to February 15, 1999)
    Life of a Japanese Painting (December 17, 1995 to October 16, 1996)
    Japanese Art (May 9, 1993 to June 27, 1994)
    From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy (July 28, 1986 to February 6, 1987)
    Japanese Calligraphy (December 21, 1984 to November 7, 1985)
    Japanese Calligraphy (April 18, 1977 to September 13, 1977)
    Japanese Art (October 2, 1975 to October 8, 1976)
    Japanese Art—Paintings (September 16, 1970 to May 2, 1973)
    Special Exhibition—Japanese Art (October 16, 1963 to August 18, 1967)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Kobayashi Bunshichi 小林文七 (ca. 1861-1923) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Calligraphy
  • Restrictions and Rights

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