Two Oiran on a verandah on a Winter morning

Two oiran on a verandah on a winter morning. Signature and two seals.

Maker(s)
Artist: Isoda Koryūsai 磯田湖竜斎 (1735-1790)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Medium
Color and gold on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 86.2 × 35.8 cm (33 15/16 × 14 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1900.111
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
courtesan, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, porch, snow, ukiyo-e, winter
Provenance

To 1900
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1900 [1]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in December 1900 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See List of Kakemono and Makimono, S.I. 227, pg. 51, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

Description

Two oiran on a verandah on a winter morning. Signature and two seals.

Marking(s)

The two seals below the signature are illegible. They were badly smudged in being applied; perhaps purposely so.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum