Pigeons: ornithological studies

118 ornithological studies of pigeons, each on its own paper section.

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Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 29.5 x 5111.4 cm (11 5/8 x 2012 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1904.392
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), pigeon
Provenance

To 1904
Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921), Kidderminster, England, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Michael Tomkinson in 1904 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Makimono Reserved List, R. 446, 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)

Michael Tomkinson (C.L. Freer source) 1841 - 1921
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

118 ornithological studies of pigeons, each on its own paper section.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum