Welcoming Descent of the Buddha of Infinite Light and Twenty-Five Bodhisattvas

Historical period(s)
Kamakura period, early 14th century
Medium
Ink, gold, and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 273 x 186.2 cm (107 1/2 x 73 5/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.475
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
Amitabha Buddha, biwa, bodhisattva, Buddhism, cloud, cymbal, drum, flute, halo, Japan, kakemono, Kamakura period (1185 - 1333), khakkhara, music, Pure Land, zither
Provenance

To 1911
Yamanaka & Company, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Panel List, L. 72, pg. 24, 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)

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

Published References
  • Mayuyama Junkichi. Japanese Art in the West. Tokyo. pl. 89.
  • Mara Miller. Expressions of States of Mind in Asia: Proceedings of the INALCO-UNO Workshop held in Naples. Naples, May 27, 2000. pl. 5.
  • Paths to Perfection, Buddhist Art at the Freer/Sackler. Washington, D.C. pp. 24-25, 58-59.
  • Zaigai hiho (Japanese Paintings in Western Collections). 3 vols., Tokyo. p. 33.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 9, p. 154.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum