Folding screens mounted with poems from the anthology, Shin kokinshu

Maker(s)
Artist: Hon'ami Kōetsu 本阿弥光悦 (1558-1637)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1624-1637
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (.195): 168.2 x 375.7 cm (66 1/4 x 147 15/16 in) H x W (.196): 168.2 x 377.2 cm (66 1/4 x 148 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.195-196
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy, Painting
Type

Screens (six-panel)

Keywords
cursive script, Edo period (1615 - 1868), flower, Japan, semi-cursive script
Provenance

To 1902
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1902 [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. 55, pg. 15, 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
  • Nihon no sho. 12 vols., Tokyo, 1981-1983. vol. 10: pp. 65-66, 126-127, pl. 19.
  • Fu Shen, Glenn D. Lowry, Ann Yonemura, Thomas Lawton. From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 29, pp. 88-89.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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