Beauty reclining as visitors approach

Interior: a man coming to visit a woman lying on her bed. Ink, full color and gold powder. Signature and seal.

Maker(s)
Artist: Tamura Suiō (active 1680-1730)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, Late 17th-early 18th century
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 52.3 x 80.6 cm (20 9/16 x 31 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1900.110
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
book, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kimono, lantern, man, peony, pipe, screen, sword, ukiyo-e, woman
Provenance

To 1900
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1900 [1]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1900 [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. 226, 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

Description

Interior: a man coming to visit a woman lying on her bed. Ink, full color and gold powder. Signature and seal.

Published References
  • Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting: Freer Gallery of Art Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 24, pp. 58-59.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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