From 1980s to 2019
Alan Kennedy, Los Angeles, California, purchased in Tokyo in the mid-1980s 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Alan Kennedy, Los Angeles California 
 According to information provided by the donor, he purchased the album in the mid-1980s in Tokyo, Japan. See Curatorial Remark 1, object record, Collections Management Office.
 See Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
Folded book with cloth covers comprising more than 100 segments of decorated and plain paper inscribed with texts—mostly sections of traditional poetry and Buddhist scriptures—written in the hands of illustrious calligraphers and historical figures. As customary of tekagami 手鑑 (mirror of exemplary handwritings), and each segment of text is paired with a separate label which identifies the calligrapher’s name.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum