Tile with design of Eight Views of Lake Biwa in Ōmi (Ōshu Biwako hakkei)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    inscribed 1813; made ca. 1816-1820
  • Geography

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 4 × 28.5 × 26.2 cm (1 9/16 × 11 1/4 × 10 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    After design by Kano Eigaku (1790-1867)
    Tao Zhen workshop
  • Description

    Porcelain tile made at the Tao Zhen workshop in Jingdezhen to Japanese order, painted by a Chinese artist following a sketch commissioned from Kyoto Kano school painter Eigaku (1790-1867). The subject is Eight Views of Omi, the Japanese reinterpretation of the Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang rivers.
  • Provenance

    From mid-1950s
    Gordon McArthur, Christchurch, New Zealand. [1]
    To 1992
    Estate of Gordon McArthur, New Zealand. [2]
    From 1992 – 2017
    Ian Heriot, Katikati, New Zealand, purchased from the Estate of Gordon McArthur, New Zealand in 1992. [3]
    From 2017
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Ian and Mary Heriot, Katikati, New Zealand. [4]
    [1] See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See note 1.
    [4] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Gordon McArthur
    Ian and Mary Heriot
  • Origin

    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Ian and Mary Heriot, New Zealand
  • Type

    Furniture and Furnishing
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