Three cranes under a tree

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1615-1868
Medium
Color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 181.9 x 187.9 cm (71 5/8 x 74 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.243
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Screen (two-panel)

Keywords
crane, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, tree
Provenance

Collection of Mr. Kano of Nada [1]

To 1902
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1902 [2]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1902 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] According to a note from the Original Screen List (see Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record).

[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Screen List, L. 64, pg. 16, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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)

Mr. Kano
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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