Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1903 
From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in Japan in 1903 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note, Object file.
 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)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940
Appreciated for its seasonal beauty, the steep, wooded slope of Arashiyama at the Oi River has long been a favorite scenic place in Kyoto. The beauty of blossoming cherry trees in spring and red maples in autumn were appreciated by Kyoto residents who made excursions to Arashiyama in fine weather. Here the artist Hiroshige has represented the mountain in winter. The subtlety of his painting is enhanced by his use of an East Asian painting technique that leaves the light-colored silk unpainted to represent white snow. Hiroshige is best known for his landscape prints of famous places in Edo and along the Tokaido, the great road between Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto.
- Published References
- Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 117, pp. 302-303.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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