Chrysanthemums

Maker(s)
Artist: Seal of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th-19th century
Medium
Color and ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 107 x 28.2 cm (42 1/8 x 11 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1909.155
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
chrysanthemum, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono
Provenance

To 1909
Viscount Akimoto, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Viscount Akimoto in 1909 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono List, pg. 162, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. [1] While the Freer files only identify the source of this painting as “Viscount Akimoto” given the date of purchase (1909), the most likely individual is Akimoto Okitomo (1857–1917), who at the time held the hereditary rank of viscount (see Object Documentation, Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy [http://www.asia.si.edu/SongYuan/]).

[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
Viscount Akimoto (C.L. Freer source) 1857-1917

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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