Black hen and a sunflower

Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, 1568-1615
Medium
Color and ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 125.8 × 68.4 cm (49 1/2 × 26 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1896.39
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
chicken, flower, Japan, kakemono, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615)
Provenance

To 1896
Yamanaka & Company, to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1896 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Kakemono List, L. 39, pg. 14, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Published References
  • The Selected Works of Japanese Art: The Masterpieces of Edo Period III. vol. 14, Japan. .
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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