Single line in clerical style

Artist: Ichikawa Beian 市河米庵 (1779-1858)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, late 18th-mid 19th century
Ink on paper
H x W: 133.3 x 29 cm (52 1/2 x 11 7/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Harold P. Stern Memorial Fund
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

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

To 1982
Fusao Komiya, Tokyo, Japan [1]

From 1982
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Fusao Komiya, Tokyo, Japan [2]


[1] The hanging scroll was purchased on November 1982. It was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Freer Gallery of Art permanent collection on November 1985. See object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Fusao Komiya

Published References
  • John M. Rosenfield, Yoshiaki Shimizu. Masters of Japanese Calligraphy: 8th-19th Century. Exh. cat. New York. p. 312.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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