A branch of flowering hibiscus

Maker(s)
Artist: Kano Tan'yū 狩野探幽 (1602 - 1674)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1667
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 27 x 39 cm (10 5/8 x 15 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1892.29
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), hibiscus, Japan
Provenance

To 1892
Rufus E. Moore (1840 - 1918), New York to 1892 [1]

From 1892 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1892 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono List, pg. 1, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840 - 1918
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Label

Kano Tan’yu, the leading artist of his day, headed a workshop in Edo and served as an official painter for the Tokugawa government and prominent warrior houses.

His work ranged from monumental themes for screens and sliding doors in castles and temples to small hanging scrolls like this one and encompassed both Chinese and Japanese modes. This study in Chinese mode conveys a seasonal mood appropriate to a late summer or early autumn tea gathering.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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