Manuscript letter

Maker(s)
Artist: Hon'ami Kōetsu 本阿弥光悦 (1558-1637)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, ca. 1627-37
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 14.1 x 60.3 cm (5 9/16 x 23 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1907.149
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
calligraphy, Edo period (1615 - 1868), hentai-kana, Japan, kakemono
Provenance

To 1907
Mr. Ikeuchi, Tokyo, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Mr. Ikeuchi in 1907 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono List, pg. 150, 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)

Mr. Ikeuchi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Around Chigusa: Tea and The Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan. Princeton, New Jersey. p. 140, fig. 6.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum