Two farmers ploughing and harrowing a rice field

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1615-1868
Medium
Color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 136.3 x 282 cm (53 11/16 x 111 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.43
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Screen (six-panel)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), farming, Japan, rice
Provenance

To 1900
Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900), Kyoto, to 1900 [1]

To 1906
S. Ikeda, Tokyo, to 1906 [2]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from S. Ikeda in 1906 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] See Original Screen List, pg. 33, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1. It is probable that S. Ikeda refers to Ikeda Sei’emon (or Seisuke II), the eldest son of the well-known Japanese dealer and collector Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900). Ikeda Sei’emon maintained shops in Tokyo and Kyoto under the trade name S. Ikeda & Co. After the death of his father, Ikeda Sei’emon sold a number of objects from his father's collection (Ikeda Collection).

[3] See notes 1 and 2.

[4] 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)

S. Ikeda (C.L. Freer source)
Ikeda Seisuke 1839 - 1900
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Ikeda Seisuke. The Ikeda Collection of Kakemonos and Screens. Kyoto. cat. 208, fig. 57.
  • Rinpa kaiga zenshu (Paintings of Rinpa). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1977-1980. cat. 52.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum