Idle Conversation by Maples

Artist: Tomioka Tessai 富岡鉄斎 (1836-1924)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1912
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 149 × 40.6 cm (58 11/16 × 16 in)
Credit Line
The Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

hanging scroll, Japan, Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Meiji era (1868 - 1912)

To 2006
Tessaido, Kyoto [1]

From 2006 to 2018
Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, WA, purchased from Tessaido on November 1, 2006 [2]

From 2018
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, Washington [3]


[1] Per information provided by the Cowles. See Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection 2018 Gift List for Freer/Sackler, object file, Collections Management.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Mary Cowles
Cheney Cowles

Published References
  • "鉄斎先生遺墨集・続編." Tessai sensei ibokushū・zokuhen. Kyoto. .
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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