Maker(s)
Artist: Emperor Go-Yōzei 後陽成天皇 (1571-1617, reigned 1586-1611)
Author: Poem by Fujiwara Teika 藤原定家 (1162-1241)
Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, late 16th-early 17th century
Medium
Poetry card (tanzaku) mounted on hanging scroll; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 36.4 x 5.4 cm (14 5/16 x 2 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Peggy and Richard M. Danziger
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1998.23a-e
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Poetry card (tanzaku) mounted on hanging scroll

Keywords
Japan, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), poems, tanzaku, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1980
Takashi Yanagi, Kyoto, to 1980 [1]

From 1980 to 1998
Peggy and Richard M. Danziger, New York City, acquired from Takashi Yanagi in 1980 [2]

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Peggy and Richard M. Danziger in 1998

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 3, Ann Yonemura, July 22, 1998, in the object record.

[2] See Note 1. Also, according to this same Curatorial Note, the presence of this work in an American private collection has been well publicized through publications since the 1980s.

Previous Owner(s)

Peggy and Richard M. Danziger
Takashi Yanagi

Published References
  • Word in Flower: The Visualization of Classical Literature in Seventeenth-Century Japan. Exh. cat. New Haven. pp. 19,109.
  • John M. Rosenfield, Yoshiaki Shimizu. Masters of Japanese Calligraphy: 8th-19th Century. Exh. cat. New York. pp. 25, 209.
  • introduction by Ann Yonemura, et al. Twelve Centuries of Japanese Art from the Imperial Collection. Exh. cat. Washington, 1997. pp. 52-53.
  • Tomoko Sakomura. Poetry as Image: The Visual Culture of Waka in Sixteenth-Century Japan. Japanese Visual Culture, vol. 16 Leiden, Netherlands. p. 149, fig. 58.
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 286-287.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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