A man, two women and two attendants under bamboos and wisteria


Historical period(s)
Momoyama or Edo period, late 16th-early 17th century
Ink and color on paper
H x W: 183 x 200.2 cm (72 1/16 x 78 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Screen (two-panel)

attendant, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, man, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), wisteria, woman

Collection of Governor Saisho of Nara [1]

To 1902
Yamanaka & Company, to 1902 [2]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1902 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[1] According to a note from the Original Screen List (see Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record).

[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Screen List, L. 63, pg. 16, 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.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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)
Governor Saisho

Published References
  • Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 1, pp. 2-3.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

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