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"Beauty in the Guise of a Man" (Danso bijin)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    20th century, prior to 1927
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and color on silk; ivory jiku
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 42 × 42.3 cm (16 9/16 × 16 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Shima Sei'en (1892-1970)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    David Newman
  • Provenance

    To 1996
    David Newman, London, England, purchased in Japan. [1]
    From 1996
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from David Newman, London, England. [2]
    [1] The painting was purchased in Japan by David Newman. The Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho) of the Japanese government found no encumbrance on the exportation of this painting.
    [2] See object record. See also note 1.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — funds provided by the Friends of Asian Arts
  • Type

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