An eagle on a snow-laden blossoming plum tree

Maker(s)
Artist: Soga Nichokuan
Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, 1568-1615
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 149.2 x 342.4 cm (58 3/4 x 134 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1898.475
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Screen (six-panel)

Keywords
eagle, Japan, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), plum blossom, tree
Provenance

To 1898
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1898 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Screen List, S.I. 97, pg. 4, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

Published References
  • "曾我直庵・二直庵の絵画." Soga Chokuan, Nichokuan no kaiga [Paintings of Soga Chokuan and Nichokuan]. Exh. cat. Nara. p. 52, fig. 8.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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