Dragon and tiger

Historical period(s)
Momoyama or Edo period, 17th century
Ink on paper
H x W: 94.5 x 263.8 cm (37 3/16 x 103 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Screen (six-panel)

dragon, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), tiger

To 1904
Pierre Barboutau (1862-1916), France, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the Pierre Barboutau sale, through Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), Paris, on June 17, 1904 [2]

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


[1] A note within the Purchase Details of the Accession List states: "Purchased by S. Bing for Mr. Freer's account at the Barboutau sale. June 17, 1904" (see Accession List, Collections Management office). See also, Reserved Screen List, R. 5, pg. 1, 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
Pierre Barboutau (C.L. Freer source) 1862-1916

Published References
  • Biographies des artistes japonais dont les oeuvres figurent dans la collection Pierre Barboutau. 2 vols. Paris, June 3, 1904. p. 8, pl. 11.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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