Wooden shrine door painted on one surface

Medium
Color and gesso on wood
Dimensions
H x W: 40.6 x 15.8 cm (16 x 6 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.286a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Architectural Element, Painting
Type

Door

Keywords
Japan, shrine
Provenance

To 1906
Yamanaka & Company, to 1906 [1]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1906 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] One of a pair: F1906.285 and F1906.286. See Original Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Reproductions List, R. 5708, pg. 2, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

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

Copyright with museum

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