Herd boy on a water buffalo under a willow tree

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Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th-19th century
Medium
Ink and tint on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 87.3 x 53.4 cm (34 3/8 x 21 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1901.189
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), herd boy, Japan, kakemono, landscape, tree, ukiyo-e, water buffalo, willow tree
Provenance

To 1901
Yamanaka & Company, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1901 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Kakemono Reserved List, L. 260, pg. 7, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Ernest Francisco Fenollosa. Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art: An Outline History of East Asiatic Design. 2 vols., London and New York. Vol. II, opposite pg. 8.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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