Birds flying over waves

Maker(s)
Artist: Attributed to Hon'ami Kōetsu 本阿弥光悦 (1558-1637)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1615-1868
Medium
Color, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 18.5 x 18.1 cm (7 5/16 x 7 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.226
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Poetry sheet (shikishi)

Keywords
bird, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, poems, shikishi, wave
Provenance

To 1905
Bunshichi Kobayashi (circa 1861-1923), Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Yokohama, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunshichi Kobayashi in 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Panel List, L. 49, pg. 17, 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
Bunshichi Kobayashi (C.L. Freer source) circa 1861 - 1923

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

Copyright with museum