Chinese couplet

Maker(s)
Artist: Gion Nankai 祇園南海 (1677-1751)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 110.1 x 25.5 cm (43 3/8 x 10 1/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Kurt A. Gitter in memory of Harold P. Stern
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1978.11a-d
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
calligraphy, couplet, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1978
Dr. Kurt A. Gitter, New Orleans, LA [1]

From 1978
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dr. Kurt A. Gitter, New Orleans, LA [2]

Notes:

[1] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office. Also see Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record.

[2] Object was donated to the Freer Study Collection on February 1978 and transferred to the Freer Permanent Collection on March 1978. See May 13, 1996 dated folder sheet note, object file. Also see note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Kurt Gitter

Published References
  • Fu Shen, Glenn D. Lowry, Ann Yonemura, Thomas Lawton. From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 34, p. 99.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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