Buddhist Luohan (one of a set of sixteen)

Maker(s)
Artist: Ryōzen (ca. 1328-ca. 1360)
Historical period(s)
Nanbokucho period, mid-14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 114.4 × 59.5 cm (45 1/16 × 23 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1904.297
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
Arhat, Bharadvaja, Buddhism, halo, Japan, kakemono, Nanbokucho period (1333 - 1392), prayer beads
Provenance

Shibata Zeshin (1807-1895), purchased from Sanseizenji temple, Kyoto, 1855

Mr. Shibata, from his father, Shibata Zeshin, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Mr. Shibata, through Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), in 1904 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Accession List for purchase information, as well as the folder for F1904.295. See also, Original Kakemono and Makimono List, S.I. 3, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. One of a set of sixteen: F1904.295-F1904.310. Also see F1904.311-F1904.313.

[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)

Mr. Shibata (C.L. Freer source)
Shibata Zeshin 1807-1891
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Butsuga Ruijyuu. Vol. 1, Japan. .
  • Mayuyama Junkichi. Japanese Art in the West. Tokyo. pl. 109A.
  • Zaigai hiho (Japanese Paintings in Western Collections). 3 vols., Tokyo. p. 45.
  • Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions. Nashville. p. 47.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 105.
  • Thomas Lawton Linda Merrill. Freer: a legacy of art. Washington and New York, 1993. p. 105, fig. 70.
  • Yoshiaki Shimizu. An Individual Taste for Japanese Painting. vol. 118, no. 258 London, August 1983. pp. 136-149.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 19, p. 158.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum