Thirty-seven miscellaneous documents and informal manuscripts from an album

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Artist: Minagawa Kien 宮川淇園 (1734-1807)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, late 18th-early 19th century
Ink on paper and cryptomeria wood
H x W (overall): 66.6 x 59.5 cm (26 1/4 x 23 7/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Seiichi Honde
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Calligraphy


Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, tanzaku, WWII-era provenance

To 1980
Seiichi Honde, Kyoto, Japan [1]

From 1980
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Seiichi Honde, Kyoto, Japan [2]


[1] The album was given by Seiichi Honde on February 1980. This album was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Freer Gallery of Art permanent collection on November 1985. See object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Honde Seiichi

Published References
  • John M. Rosenfield, Yoshiaki Shimizu. Masters of Japanese Calligraphy: 8th-19th Century. Exh. cat. New York. pp. 31, 298-305.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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