Infant’s first visit to a Shinto shrine

Maker(s)
Artist: Nishikawa Sukenobu 西川祐信 (1671 - 1751)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century
Medium
Full color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 168 x 111.6 cm (66 1/8 x 43 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1902.229
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
child, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, Shinto, shrine, worship
Provenance

To 1902
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908), New York, NY, and Spring Hill, AL, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ernest Francisco Fenollosa in 1902 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono List, L. 286, pg. 66, 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)

Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (C.L. Freer source) 1853 - 1908
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Kamigata Fuzoku-ga no kenkyu. Japan. p.3, fig.3.
  • Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 44, pp. 112-113.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum