Two men returning from cherry blossom viewing

Maker(s)
Artist: Tawaraya Sori III (fl. ca. late 18th - early 19th century)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, late 18th-early 19th century
Medium
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 39.2 x 55.8 cm (15 7/16 x 21 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.52
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
celebration, cherry blossom, drinking, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, man
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 Kakemono List, pg. 146, 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

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

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