Sweeping Away the World’s Dust

Maker(s)
Artist: Tomioka Tessai 富岡鉄斎 (1836-1924)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, 1916
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 149.4 × 40 cm (58 13/16 × 15 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
The Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F2018.4.25a-g
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
hanging scroll, Japan, Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Taisho era (1912 - 1926)
Provenance

?
Adachi Museum of Art [1]

To 2004
Tessaido, Kyoto [2]

From 2004 to 2018
Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, WA, purchased from Tessaido on November 4, 2004 [3]

From 2018
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, Washington [4]

Notes:

[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 note 1.

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

Previous Owner(s)

Adachi Museum of Art
Tessaido
Mary Cowles
Cheney Cowles

Published References
  • "鉄斎研究." Tessai kenkyū. vols. 1-65 Takarazuka, Hyogo, 1969-1983. vol. 23, pl. 14.
  • Paul Allan Berry, Michiyo Morioka. Literati Modern: Bunjinga from Late Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan, The Terry Welch Collection at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, Hawaii. pl. 46.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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