Woman viewing cherries at Gotenyama

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Maker(s)
Artist: Chōbunsai Eishi 鳥文斎栄之 (1756 - 1829)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
School
Ukiyo-e School
Medium
Color and slight gold on silk
Dimensions
H x W: 75.4 x 22.7 cm (29 11/16 x 8 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.294
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
cherry tree, Edo period (1615 - 1868), fan, Japan, ukiyo-e, woman
Provenance

To 1905
Yamanaka & Company, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in December 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Voucher no. 33, December 1905, 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
  • Elisabeth West FitzHugh. A Pigment Census of Ukiyo-e Paintings in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 11 Washington and Ann Arbor, 1979. pp. 27-38.
  • Klaus Joachim Brandt. Hosoda Eishi (1756-1829): Der japanische Maler und Holzschnittmeister und seine Schuler. Stuttgart. cat. 413.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum