Netsuke

Maker(s)
Artist: Ogawa Ritsuo (1663-1747) Yoshitomo
Historical period(s)
Edo period, late 17th-mid 18th century
Medium
Wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.8 x 4.4 x 2.2 cm (1 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 7/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1904.153b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Netsuke

Keywords
carving, dragon, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan
Provenance

To 1904
Yamanaka & Company, London, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1904 [2]]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Miscellaneous List, L. F2776, S.I. 14, pg. 21, 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)

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

Published References
  • Ann Yonemura. Japanese Lacquer. Washington, 1979. cat. 44, p. 74.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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