A budding plum tree

Artist: Ogata Kōrin 尾形光琳 (1658-1716)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century
Ink and tint on paper
H x W: 176.3 x 374.7 cm (69 7/16 x 147 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Screen (six-panel)

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, plum blossom, tree

To 1905
Thomas E. Waggaman (1839-1906), Washington, DC, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Waggaman Collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, January 25-February 3, 1905 [2]

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


[1] See Original Screen List, pg. 29, 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)

Thomas E. Waggaman 1839 - 1906
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
American Art Association (C.L. Freer source) established 1883

Published References
  • Tomoko Emura. "尾形光琳の江戸在住と画風転換‒フリーア美術館所蔵「白梅図屛風」について." Ogata Korin’s Time in Edo and Changes in His Brushwork—Focusing on A Budding Plum Tree in the Freer Gallery of Art., No. 421. Taito-Ku, Tokyo Japan, March 2017. p. 192, PL. 1, figs. 12-14.
  • Rinpa kaiga zenshu (Paintings of Rinpa). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1977-1980. cat. 26, p. 233.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum