Filial piety: Yang Hsiang saving his father from a tiger

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1615-1868
  • Geography

    Japan
  • Material

    Color and gold on silk
  • Dimension

    H x W: 95 x 28.8 cm (37 3/8 x 11 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1906.51
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1906.51

Object Details

  • Artist

    Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760-1849)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900)
    S. Ikeda (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    To 1900
    Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900), Kyoto, to 1900 [1]
    To 1906
    S. Ikeda, Tokyo, to 1906 [2]
    From 1906 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from S. Ikeda in 1906 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Kakemono List, pg. 145, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 4, in the object record, this object was reproduced in "Catalogue of the Ikeda Collection of Kakemonos and Screens," Kyoto (1906), no. 52, no. 30 in text.
    [2] See note 1. It is probable that S. Ikeda refers to Ikeda Sei’emon (or Seisuke II), the eldest son of the well-known Japanese dealer and collector Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900). Ikeda Sei’emon maintained shops in Tokyo and Kyoto under the trade name S. Ikeda & Co. After the death of his father, Ikeda Sei’emon sold a number of objects from his father's collection (Ikeda Collection).
    [3] See notes 1 and 2.
    [4] 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.
  • Origin

    Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Painting
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