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The Courtesan Takao

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1840
  • Geography

    Japan
  • Material

    Color and gold on silk panel
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 100.8 × 42.6 cm (39 11/16 × 16 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1903.63
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1903.63

Object Details

  • Artist

    Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重 (1797-1858)
  • School/Tradition

    Ukiyo-e
  • Provenance

    To 1903
    Yamanaka & Company, to 1903 [1]
    From 1903 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in March 1903 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, pg. 71, L. 301, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. 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.
    [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

    Artists of Edo (November 19, 2005 to May 29, 2006)
    Surveying the Collections: Poets and Parties (July 2, 2000 to February 4, 2001)
    Portraiture from Japan (July 1, 1983 to April 5, 1984)
    Japanese Prints (January 18, 1980 to May 18, 1980)
    Japanese Ukiyo-e Painting (May 2, 1973 to July 1, 1974)
    Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Art (October 3, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Screens and Scrolls, 1946 (April 30, 1946 to October 3, 1947)
    Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Screens and Scrolls (April 5, 1933 to December 8, 1941)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Painting
  • Restrictions and Rights

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