Oni Playing Biwa

Artist: Matsumura Goshun 松村呉春 (1752-1811)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1780s
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 118.3 × 28.2 cm (46 9/16 × 11 1/8 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

biwa, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection

To 2009
Matsumoto Shoeido, Kyoto [1]

From 2009 to 2018
Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, WA, purchased from Matsumoto Shoeido on March 1, 2009 [2]

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


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

[2] See note 1.

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

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mary Cowles
Matsumoto Shoeido
Cheney Cowles

Published References
  • "呉春." Goshun. Exh. cat. Ikeda. .
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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