Su Dongpo in a Borrowed Hat

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

  • Material

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 168.9 × 48.4 cm (66 1/2 × 19 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Tomioka Tessai 富岡鉄斎 (1836-1924)
  • Description

    Rainy landscape scene of Su Shih with a bundle of scrolls on his back, wearing clogs and a rain hat walking down a foreground path between a cascading stream and a rocky bank; background with a single figure in a building partly obscured by rain in front of slanting rain-swept peaks; 18 line inscription and three seals of the artist
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Cheney Cowles
    Mary Cowles
    Matsumoto Shoeido 松本松栄堂
  • Provenance

    To 2009
    Matsumoto Shoeido, Kyoto [1]
    From 2009 to 2018
    Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, WA, purchased from Matsumoto Shoeido on November 9, 2009 [2]
    From 2018
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, Washington [3]
    [1] Per information provided by the Cowles. See Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection 2018 Gift List for Freer/Sackler, object file, Collections Management.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    The Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles
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