Gaiety in a riverside tea-house

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th century
School
Ukiyo-e School
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 39 × 57.5 cm (15 3/8 × 22 5/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1901.28
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
boat, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, music, river, shamisen, tea, uki-e, ukiyo-e
Provenance

To 1901
Mrs. Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908), to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Mrs. Ernest Francisco Fenollosa, Detroit, in 1901[2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note, Object file. Also see Original Kakemono List, L. 251, 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)

Elizabeth Goodhue Millett (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • 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: Freer Gallery of Art Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 41, pp. 102-103.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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