Daikoku by Tarōan

Artist: Tomioka Tessai 富岡鉄斎 (inscription) (1836-1924) Takada Tarōan (1683-1763)
Historical period(s)
Edo period and Meiji era, 18th-early 20th century
Hanging scroll; ink on paper and color on silk mounting
H x W (image): 120.1 × 48.8 cm (47 5/16 × 19 3/16 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

Edo period (1615 - 1868), hanging scroll, Japan, Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Meiji era (1868 - 1912)

To 2004
Shibunkaku, Kyoto [1]

From 2004 to 2018
Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, WA, purchased from Shibunkaku on November 1, 2004 [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


Inscription and hōju on the fabric by Tessai 鉄斎宝珠画及び賛 1912
Box inscription by Tomioka Tessai

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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