The Miraculous Interventions of Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩霊験記

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At A Glance

  • Period

    13th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and color on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 30.5 x 1431.9 cm (12 x 563 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    Charles Lang Freer, purchased through Samurai Shokai ??????, 1907, Yokohama, Japan [1]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]
    [1] Samurai Shokai, located in Yokohama, Japan was a famous curio shop in the early 20th century. Nomura Yozo ???? (1870-1965) opened the store in 1894; by the turn of the century, the store achieved international renown and offered a mail order service. Charles Lang Freer first met Nomura Yozo in 1895, during his first visit to Japan. In 1895, Freer hired
    Nomura as his personal guide. Over time, Nomura Yozo became Freer's agent in Japan.
    Freer purchased this work in 1907 while traveling in Japan. See "Oriental Painting Inventory," Box 64, Folder 2, Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC copies in object file.
    [2] 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.
    Research completed on August 9, 2022
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    In the Shadow of an Apocalypse (October 14, 2017 to October 28, 2018)
    Freer: A Taste for Japanese Art (July 1, 2006 to January 1, 2007)
    Telling Tales in Japanese Art (November 23, 1996 to August 14, 1997)
    Japanese Screens (May 9, 1993 to August 1, 1994)
    Japanese Art--Shinto (October 12, 1976 to December 10, 1976)
    Japanese Art: Painting and Sculpture (July 1, 1966 to May 2, 1973)
    Japanese Art (January 1, 1963 to July 1, 1966)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 1 and 2 (February 25, 1956 to January 1, 1963)
    Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Paintings (October 25, 1955 to November 23, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Art, 1951 (January 23, 1951 to February 25, 1956)
    Japanese Paintings and Pottery (May 2, 1923 to December 8, 1941)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Samurai Shokai (founded 1894) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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