Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908), New York, NY, and Spring Hill, AL, to 1901 
From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ernest Francisco Fenollosa in 1901 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Kakemono List, pg. 58, no. 258, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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)
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (C.L. Freer source) 1853 - 1908
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
Murasaki Shikibu ( A young woman with writing materials in a pavilion overlooking a river).
Full color, ink and gold.
Two inscriptions, signature and seal.
Seal: [Jap], but the radical of the second character is no longer legible, and [Jap] are uncertain.
- Published References
- Harold P. Stern Narasaki Muneshige. Ukiyo-e shuka. vol. 16, Tokyo. pl. 27.
- Elisabeth West FitzHugh. A Pigment Census of Ukiyo-e Paintings in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 11 Washington and Ann Arbor, 1979. pp. 27-38.
- Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 46, pp. 116-119.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum